The Desire Of The Soul
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The Desire Of The Soul

Every person is a world unto themselves. By sharing our Light with just one person, we become a servant to all of humanity. This week’s portion of Emor contains the precepts pertaining to qualities and responsibilities of the High Priest (Kohen HaGadol). But what do these priestly duties have to do with us? Are we meant to...

Infusing the Seed With Light
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Infusing the Seed With Light

“A job well begun is half done.” – Ancient proverb This week’s portion of Vayikra is the first chapter in the Book of Leviticus and, as such, it signifies the start of a new journey. The portion itself describes all manner of sacrifices. It is not a coincidence that this Monday night also happens to be the New Moon of...

Sharing Your Gifts
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Sharing Your Gifts

All you take with you is that which you’ve given away. This is written on the wall of George Bailey’s Building and Loan office in the movie It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s a beautiful sentiment, and one that rings true to all that the Creator has so graciously granted us in this life. The beauty of a...

Choosing Selflessness
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Choosing Selflessness

The soul is selfless. For, like the Creator, our soul has but one desire – to share. After the sin of the Golden Calf, the Creator wanted to destroy the people – to essentially hit the reboot button, and start over. Moses challenges God, “If you bring destruction on these people, then destroy me too. Erase...

Listening to the Messages
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Listening to the Messages

Every day the universe sends beautiful messages our way – from people, from angels, even from the Creator Himself. The ability to listen to them is more a matter of spirit than of anatomy. To listen is a wonderful capacity that can bring so many blessings into our lives and Light to the world. This week’s portion Yitro, which...

Finding the Pattern
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Finding the Pattern

“Hidden within the patterns of your personal history is a code that once deciphered reveals the meaning, purpose, and direction of this life.” – Carl Jung It is within the patterns of our life that we find our purpose. There’s a popular movie from the early 1990’s called Groundhog’s Day. It’s a comedy about a man who...

The Divine in Everything
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The Divine in Everything

This moment – the one you are living right now, at this very instant – is a moment the Light designed just for you, and it will take you where you’re meant to grow. A student asked me recently, “What will 2017 bring? Will it be a year full of blessings, or a year full...

Going Outside Of Your Nature
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Going Outside Of Your Nature

This week we not only read and study the portion of Toldot in which great miracles occur, but we also enter into the month of Kislev (Sagittarius), which is the month of Chanukah, a month that is synonymous with miracle-making. Good news, right? This is a great indication of the energy that exists in this week, and even throughout the month. The Zohar explains that...

A Consciousness Of “We”
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A Consciousness Of “We”

On the surface, this week’s portion of Chayei Sarah is a simple story about a woman named Sarah, who passes away at the age of 127. Yet, when one sees through the eyes of the Zohar, it becomes something so much more than a story. It becomes a code. For instance, the Bible tells us that Sarah was 127 years. What does it...

Serving Humanity
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Serving Humanity

In life, sometimes we get to a place where we are plateauing in our spiritual work. We care for our friends and family, those who are in our inner circle – and surely, if someone were to call upon us, we would be willing to share. It’s one thing to help when called upon, but...