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The Lesson of Beh’alotcha

Menorah- Kabbalah

The Secret of the Menorah 

The energy of the Sfirot, the ability to move between the upper and lower worlds. and the power of healing all residde in the Menorah. But the chapter of Beh’alotcha reveals another secret about the Menorah. After Moses told Aaron to light the Menorah, it is written: ” and Aaron said so”, as if, after Moses has asked him to do something for the creator, Aaron might have decided on his own to do something else instead. Why does the Bible have to tell us that Aaron, who was such a high spiritual level, did as he was commanded? If Moses were to come down and tell us to do something it is unlikely that we would change his order to do something else, so someone who was on Aaron’s spiritual level definitely wouldn’t counterman any of Moses’ instructions.  (more…)

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New Moon on Gemini

New Moon of gemini

Gemini

Sivan is the third month of the lunar calendar, ruled by the planet Mercury, which is named after the Roman messenger of the gods. In Aramaic, Mercury is called Chochav, which is associated both with communication in the physical world and with integration of the physical and spiritual dimensions.

The Aramaic letters that connect us to the spiritual energy of the month are Reish ר, which created the planet Mercury, and Zayin ז, which created the sign of Gemini, or the Twins. Together they tell us that Sivan is a month filled with potential for unification, particularly for the fusion of the physical and spiritual worlds.

“Quick” is the word that comes up most often when thinking about Gemini—quick to judge, quick to react, and quick to change. Quick as in clever and lively, but also quick as in momentary, superficial and passing. (more…)

Capricorn – Part 2

Capricorn

Capricorn

Thankfully, Capricorns are patient, too, and are happy to wait for their ship to come in. The flip side to this staid behaviour is that Goats can become quite unforgiving of those who aren’t as diligent or ambitious as they are. Capricorns need to remember that they do need allies along the way, ambitious or otherwise. In any case, once Capricorns receive the recognition and social status they so fervently crave, it’s likely that all will be forgiven.

Those born under this sign also want to be the top dog, and they’re smart enough to know that the title won’t simply be handed to them. Caps are happy to work for it, and luckily they possess enough discipline and sense of responsibility to get them there. Capricorns tend to be mature and are amply blessed with common sense, two more qualities which help their success-driven endeavours.

Caps are traditional (but not quite the button-down stiffs some would suggest) and somewhat inhibited, prompting others to wonder if they can ever enjoy success and its rarefied air. Rest assured, these folks will be smiling inside. (more…)

Capricorn – Part 1

Capricorn

Capricorn

Tevet is the tenth month on the Aramaic calendar and is ruled by the planet Saturn. Of the five inner planets created by the Aramaic letters, Saturn is the farthest from the sun. Because of this distance, Kabbalah tells us that Capricorn is the sign that most nurtures delusions.

The month of Capricorn is a very spiritual month. The planet Saturn was created by the letter Bet ב, and Capricorn was created by the letter Ayin ע. Together, these two letters link us directly to the 72 channels of energy through which Light descends into the world. They also connect to the element of water, which is a symbol of mercy.

Capricorn is an earth sign, and Capricorns are often somewhat slow and heavy in their demeanor. They are usually reserved and not very talkative; it takes them awhile to warn up and smile. Capricorns often have a bony look, and their appearance is very grounded. Is it any wonder that the organs of the body that correspond to Capricorns are the skin and the bones? They usually prefer their own company to a busy social life—just like hermits. Capricorns are deeply attached to the physical realm in which the Desire to Receive manifests itself.

From an early age, Capricorns feel they have to assume responsibility. Often they prematurely abandon their dreams to face the cold realities of adulthood. Because of this, in later years they may feel they were deprived of something. They are generally serious people and do not give of themselves readily. In their minds, people are responsible for their own lives. To a Capricorn, everything has to be earned—there are no “free lunches.” In short, Capricorns have a very matter-of-fact and often uncharitable view of the world. (more…)

Shalom, Salaam!

Shalom Salam

Shalom, Salam!

Shalom Salaam. Two words I never thought I would hear uttered in the same sentence by an Imam. But last week I did. I was in a convention centre in Anaheim, California with around three thousand five hundred people. All from different countries, religions, ethnicities and social backgrounds. The unifying factor was that we are all students of the Kabbalah Centre.

We were all there tocelebrate Rosh Hashanah, a festival more traditionally known as the Jewish New Year, but to the Kabbalists of centuries ago and today, the seed of the year for all people.

After the first day of the festival in the evening there was a lecture with a guest speaker. He was a Muslim Imam, highly respected, and in charge of one of the three biggest Muslim communities in the United States. He was introduced on stage by Yehuda Berg, one of the directors of the Kabbalah Centre , a leading Kabbalah instructor and one of the sons of the Rav and Karen Berg the leaders of the Centre. In his introduction Yehuda explained how he and the Imam had met to discuss their respective spiritual beliefs and how they could utilize those to positively impact upon the world. (more…)

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