“If I do all that I am supposed to do — pray, study, and attend services each weekend – why don’t I feel the Light?”
This question was asked of me recently. It’s one I think many of us, regardless of our religious or spiritual paths, have asked from time to time, and so to best answer it I would like to share a little about my personal life with Rav Berg.
When we first started our journey together, Rav Berg was very different from the man he later became. He was a very religious business man – scholarly and determined, and at times also hard. The softness and love the world came to see in the Rav’s eyes didn’t come until much later. It was not there until The Kabbalah Centre changed from being a place of study to a place of connection. To be honest, people changed the Rav. The Rav did not become the Rav until there was you.
At first the Rav did everything a teacher/scholar was supposed to do, but “supposed to” doesn’t always equate to feeling the Light. While study is so important, it is only part of the spiritual journey. The rest is applying what we learn to our connections with others. I believe the best place to find the Light is in the hearts of people. And it is for this reason that we study, to assist us in learning how to love each other.