Wednesday, June 20, 2018
(Thank you Shuli for sending this post from Rabbi Katz's facebook page =the elevation seminar:)
"When your consciousness is occupied with negative thoughts which are rooted in emotional delusion - it dulls and desensitizes the heart. This effect is called the “foreskin of the heart,” i.e. a blocked heart.
This psychological state actually causes a damaging effect in the higher spiritual worlds -- blocking them off from receiving divine spiritual influx from their Source.
This causes destruction in the world itself.
However, when one thinks positive thoughts they actually cause fixing and healing in the world, and through this kind of thinking the heart is purified and the negative thinking patterns are expelled.
The result of this practice is that one can ultimately access supernatural abilities using their consciousness."
Rav Nachman of Breslov - Likutei Eitzos, Machsovos V'Hirhurim, #4
This is the power that hakaras hatov gives to us! To thank Hashem we have to search and recognize the good that Hashem is sending each of us in every moment. When we do this on a regular basis, we won't have space in our head for the negative thoughts.
We will IYH continue our "Reaching Your Essence" chaburah on Monday at 12 pm. Summer hours are changed from Sunday night to Monday afternoon. Looking forward to hearing your voices.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Don't forget, tomorrow is Erev Rosh Chodesh and that means time for the special Sh'lah Hakodesh tefillah for our kinderlach and their precious Torah learning. You can see a copy of this Tefillah under the More Chizuktab.
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May we all join together as one voice with one heart Shavuot day and proclaim together in unison: Hear Oh Israel, Hashem is our G-d, Hashem is One!
See you at Sinai!
3. If you'd like to hear a guided meditation/visualization
to help you plug into your neshama's experiential memory of standing at Har Sinai, check out my recording of "See you at Sinai".)
Posted by aviva rus at 5:21 PM
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018
Lag Ba'omer Segulos by Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi:
1. Tehillim 67 (7 times) - It's a psalm of Hod and gratitude
2. It's a day of joy and happiness (always falls out on the same day as Purim)- you cannot be sad today!
3. Ask for children "who will be exactly like Rabbi Shimon"
4. Ask for a home.
5. Chida: Light 17 candles (gematria tov/good) - from Lag Ba'omer to Shavuous there are 17 days and we ask Hashem for good days, days during which we earn receiving the Torah."
6. Rabbi Yehonasan Eybeschutz : Lag Ba'omer is when you should repent from the biggest transgression of your life, and Rabbi Shimon will intercede on your behalf in heaven.
From Rav Schwartz: see Bilvavi.net:
There is a minhag on this day to light bonfires. We don’t just light small fires like for Shabbos and Yom Tov. We light big fires – bonfires, which are called lehavah.
This shows us that we need to have a big “fire”, a lehavah, in our hearts for Hashem. If a person has this inner fire, he is connected to Lag Ba’Omer. If a person is just lighting physical bonfires but his soul is cold inside, he has nothing to do with Lag Ba’Omer.
“The house of Yaakov will be a fire, and the house of Yosef will be a big flame.” This is the inner layer of a Jew’s soul, the burning desire for Hashem. At first there is a small fire, and then it becomes a huge flame, a lehavah. When a person’s inner fire for Hashem gets big, it is then that he can integrate with Hashem.
In other words, bonfires on this day are not just superficial actions we do. It really reminds us of our innermost point of the soul, which is a great fiery desire for Hashem......
The yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai falls out within “seven days of Pesach Sheini” (just like there are seven days of the first Pesach, so is there a concept that there are seven days of the second Pesach), and it reveals a heavenly light: that Hashem is found even amidst our state of impurity. When a person is aware that Hashem is found even in the lowest place where he has fallen, he doesn’t need his “hands” to lift himself up.
If a person thinks that Hashem is Heaven while he is only on earth, and that he must ascend to Heaven – he needs his “hands” to lift himself upwards. But when a person is clear that Hashem is found in any place, even when he has fallen low, he arrives at a point of clarity in which he sees how Hashem is there at any place, time or situation. No impurity will be able to get him to have any doubts.
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