A New Dawn
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A New Dawn

When a child is born and begins a new life on Earth, it is an opportunity for that soul to start a new journey. The soul has been given another chance to fulfill its purpose and its potential. However, this opportunity does not only occur when we are physically born, but also each morning when...

Out of the Darkness, And Into the Light
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Out of the Darkness, And Into the Light

Each one of us has a road we must take, and no one can take it for us. Just like a seed in the dark cold earth, we too must find our way out from our own mud and into the beautiful warmth and Light of our destiny and purpose. If you have ever talked...

Time to Start Anew
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Time to Start Anew

Happy New Year! During this time of year, we can feel a call to change and start anew.  We can find ourselves no longer able to ignore the whispers of our hearts that encourage us to begin a new chapter in our lives. Some of us may begin a new diet or exercise program, while...

We Can All Make Miracles
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We Can All Make Miracles

Human experience reveals that where there is belief and a willingness to do what it takes, people have created incredible realities. Consider the story of the 94-year old woman who just completed a half marathon in June (her first full marathon was at 76), or the incredible feats of mothers who in an instant become...

We See Things As We Are
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We See Things As We Are

Have you ever been in a situation where you and another person witness the same event, and yet you see it totally differently? Or maybe you’ve watched two people interacting in a foreign language and you think they look upset, but really they are just very excited? Whenever I experience those scenarios, it reminds me...

Certainty, Peace and Spiritual Healing
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Certainty, Peace and Spiritual Healing

This week’s portion is a famous one, more so perhaps within The Kabbalah Centre than anywhere else in the world. For it is the portion that correlates directly with spiritual healing. It was also Rav Berg’s favorite. “Pinchas!” he would often exclaim from the podium. “What did I find in Pinchas that I did not find anywhere...

The Good Truth About Bad Situations
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The Good Truth About Bad Situations

You know, for all the complications that come with human life, the mind itself remains pretty simple after all these years. We compartmentalize what happens to us into one of two categories: good or bad. If we get the job or the client, that is a good thing! If we ask someone out and they...

The Joy of Giving
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The Joy of Giving

It’s funny how we think that getting what we want in life will make us happy. Maybe we want to find our soul mate, or make a million dollars, but I’ll tell you a secret: I know people who have found their soul mate, and I know people with a million dollars – and they...

The Power Of Unity
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The Power Of Unity

We are separate so that we may find unity. We are different so that we may choose harmony. We are varied so that we may discover the many ways in which we are surprisingly the same. This week, we read the portion of Bamidbar the first chapter in the book of Numbers. It is in this story...

Letting Go
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Letting Go

Everything that occurs is by the grace of God. Nothing but nothing happens without the hand of the Creator. This week two portions, Behar and Bechukotai, are combined. Both independently discuss the spiritual precept of shemitah, the sabbatical year which takes place in Israel and is the seventh year of a seven year agricultural cycle. Just as people rest...