Light From Dark
This week, the Bible speaks about the escape of the Israelites from Egypt and about the miracle of the splitting of the Red Sea.
While in Egypt, the Israelites witnessed the ten plagues, which, although not positive, were miraculous nonetheless. Then on the day of their escape from Egypt, all the Israelites’ diseases and illnesses were healed immediately. Amazingly, they walked out of their bondage free and healthy! What we understand from this story is that this group of people experienced the Creator first-hand.
Then what happened?
Sometimes it breaks over us like a slow-moving wave, other times it strikes as suddenly as lightning. The cause may be hidden or all too obvious: someone says the wrong thing or says nothing at all. In an instant we’re red-faced, unable to speak, perhaps close to violence. Overcome, we not only forget who we are, but we literally become someone else.
In this week’s Bible reading, Jacob travels from the most powerfully positive land of Israel to a most negative land called Haran. We know that the journey was long and difficult and that there were many obstacles along the way. But according to the kabbalists, Jacob needed to go through this process to be able to reach his potential. In other words, to complete both his physical and spiritual work, he had to leave Israel and go into negativity.
It's what we do with our failures that makes us great. Keep moving forward. Every no brings you closer to a yes.
Conflict is a sign you’re on the right path. Look for the truth in what’s happening and be grateful for your daily correction.
When we are alone, it’s all we see, and we can’t lift the curtain of darkness. We need a second set of eyes to show us a way out. Be that person helping someone remove their curtain, and ask for help lifting your own.
Monday August 29, 2011
Each one of us has a pending judgment with the universe, and everything that happens to us has a positive reason.
Material World Miracles
Thursday August 25, 2011
Miracles in the material world are preceded by miraculous changes in your own character because physical reality and human nature are intimately connected.
Share a Spark
Wednesday August 17, 2011