W e have access to such amazing resources, all of us, and not just physical technology – but spiritual technology, as well. Yet, we rarely take full advantage of it. We blame our failures on lack of resources and outside factors; however, it’s never external!
Throughout our year we can access certain windows in time when various energies are available to us. This month we have access to joy and the holiday of Purim falls in this month for a reason; the gift of Purim is the complete removal of negativity, all of which comes from our innate human desire to receive for the self alone. Purim is the complete annihilation of this darkness, both personally and globally.
On Purim, we can remove the source of negativity from our lives. The source. This is the place where all of our doubts stem from. It is, in essence, the source of anything that separates us from our potential. You may remember from my posts about Yom Kippur that then too there is the ability to remove negativity. But the difference between Yom Kippur and Purim is that on Yom Kippur we can remove the darkness that we created, whereas on Purim we remove the actual source of that darkness. Therefore, if we were able to use the energy of opportunity of Purim to full advantage, we would not have to do any work at Yom Kippur, because no negativity would ever have been allowed to exist in the first place!
Take a moment to imagine a world without negativity.
On a personal level, this might mean having limitless energy, perfect health, or being free from judgment. At work this would translate to harmony with others. Evil speech (malicious gossip) would disappear. Siblings would be loving and not fight. The possibility of such a world is why Purim is a day of joy.
Who wouldn’t sign up to live in a world like that? So, how do we connect to Purim in order to end conflicts between people and nations, end famine, eradicate poverty of income and spirit, create unity between people, and never have to experience sickness or death?
The joy of Purim gives us the ability to eliminate darkness at its root. Only through joy do we have a chance to eradicate all negativity and chaos BEFORE it can manifest. Purim is not just about understanding, but about changing our consciousness.
You see, both the greatest obstacle for us and the greatest strength of the opposition is sadness. Sadness is like saying to the Creator, “I’ve given up” or “I can’t do this.” The Talmud shares that if a person loses something but does not lose hope in finding it and keeps looking, then he will eventually recover it. However, if one loses something and loses hope of ever recovering it, then whoever finds it then owns it.
There is danger in sadness because if we are sad it as if we are inviting negativity to come to us. We can’t lose hope and become filled with doubts. The onus is on us to make ourselves happy, and through that joy we are protected by the Light. The great gift of Purim is that the gates are open – the blessings that you most need in your life are waiting for you to connect to through your joy… not just on Purim, but every day. Ask the Creator to grant you the power to be happy even when you have darkness in your life.
This is an amazing window in time and it is a great spiritual tool, one that is powerful year round. Cultivate your happiness, and smile. Use your wonderful talents and abilities to make your life better, to connect to the people you love, and to improve the world around you.
THOUGHT INTO ACTION
How can you cultivate your happiness? We all have triggers that cause us to feel sad, and we all have triggers that cause us to feel happy. Today (and every day!) find a happy trigger, something that causes you to smile.
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