In Hebrew, the word Noach (Noah), means “to be comfortable.” This should already tell us a little bit about the energy that exists in the cosmos this week, and how we can grow spiritually from it.
We read in the Torah, “The earth was also corrupt before God, and the earth was full of violence. God looked upon the earth and saw it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their ways.”
There are a great many acts the people of the world were engaging in during the time of Noah that had separated them from the Light of the Creator, but if we were to wrap it up in a single word: comfort. They had given up walking the spiritual path. They wanted something easier.
One of the things we learn in our classes at the Kabbalah Centre is that we cannot make spiritual progress when we remain in our comfort zone – when we look for the easy way out, gratifying our ego instead of listening to the longings of our souls.