Frequently we are starting an endeavor and from the start we encounter an obstacle, a strong resistance to our efforts, not even from people but from circumstances around us. Where do Obstacles come from? Are those Obstacles the Sign from Above that we are on a wrong path and should use our resources differently? Or, may be otherwise, those obstacles…
Tefillah is extremely potent spiritual tool, however like every tool it needs proper tuning and usage skills – that’s what we’ll try to cover in this posting. There is a tremendous amount of literature dealing with the topics of prayer and meditation, however there is a lot of ambiguity in the meaning people give to those terms. Here is…
We should not require any kind of a “push” to propel us up – the springboard return motion will do it for us.
What follows is a number of Shabbat meditations and a short summary of the Torah principles which they are based on. All of these meditations are drawn from a series of Shabbat essays taught by the previous Slonimer Rebbe (Zatzal) in the second volume of his work Netivot Shalom.
The common thread running through all of his essays (and I have only chosen a select few) is consciousness … the unique sublime Garden of Eden consciousness that we all can get a taste of in this world with a concerted effort…… and thereby sensitize ourselves to a life of true paradise in this world and in the next one.
I hope that by practicing these meditations we can open up more and more of this sensitivity.
Not only spiritual descent is unavoidable, it is completely necessary for the spiritual ascent to happen.
Let’s become Masters—even mini masters, of the totally unique world view of our Sages , ancient and contemporary….
Communication doesn’t only come as a stream of information filling your mind with amazing revelations – this would be nice but most of us simply don’t have the minds and souls developed enough for this.
Frequently it comes as “synchronicity” ” meaningful “coincidence” of events in our life, for example turning on the radio and having talk-show host to answer the question you just asked in your mind.
Body signals are another way our soul communicates to us – we need to develop sensitivity to this non-verbal language our Neshama uses.
The main reason of inability to hear own soul is constant absorption in our ego-drives.
Mezuzah is an energy creature with two-way connection to the area (room or house) that it is protecting – it infuses the area with energy of holiness and it takes a hit from the negativity that is happening in that room (house).