No matter who we are or how much success we might acquire, we all face challenges and difficulties. Life is full of blessings, but there are also times when we are tested. Is the Creator, who is the energy of all love and sharing, responsible for the difficulties in our lives? I don’t believe so. The Light is always shining and giving, wishing to impart to us. It is we who turn away from this Light. However, our universe is based on wisdom and compassion. The challenges that come our way always are really blessings in disguise. Hidden gifts, just waiting to be revealed. Behind all difficulty reside great treasures that could only come to us through the challenge. Sometimes we are stubborn, unwilling to change our ways. Sometimes we leave the Creator no choice but to send us a hardship so that we can finally learn the lesson. However, the more we are willing to work on ourselves, the more blessings and fewer challenges will appear. The Creator is always sending to us the most merciful experiences, and within every pain, a gift awaits. This week, we have the opportunity to shine Light onto our problems, transforming our challenges into blessings. We are given the gift to tilt the scales towards goodness. We can count on the holiday of Lag B’Omer this week to cast its Light, illuminating a path towards new joy, new hope, and new blessings.