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Kabbalah

April 6, 2009
I first discovered Kabbalah when I was a teenager while looking through books at a bookstore… purchased a book on the subject and glanced at it briefly for years.

“Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other questions. It also presents methods to aid understanding of these concepts.” –Wikipedia

Later, while living in New York as an “adult,” I came across a flyer for a Kabbalah information session/orientation/ open house and decided to attend. While there, a lot was said but, there were certain ideas stated that I agreed with.

According to Kabbalah, the critical need to confront the problem of negative influences cannot be underestimated. Kabbalah teaches us that we can remove intrusive negative influences by using tools such as the Red String!

According to Kabbalah, the critical need to confront the problem of negative influences cannot be underestimated. Kabbalah teaches us that we can remove intrusive negative influences by using tools such as the Red String!

There is a very religious side to Kabbalah (it is a religion) but there is a very practical everyday side as well. What I appreciate about the teachings of Kabbalah is the idea of separating yourself from your ego, and materialism. Something that is said a lot in the teachings of Kabbalah is roughly, “If you are not moving towards the light, then you are going towards the darkness.” Kabbalah is meant to be used, not just learned, it urges you to  constantly acknowledge your actions, and to make an effort to improve yourself daily.

Although I am not Jewish, and not ‘really into’ Kabbalah, I agree with some of there core principles and I think/believe I am able to benefit from some of their teachings.

Via the internet,I am presented with Kabbalistic wisdom daily, through an e-mail mailing list. I recommend everyone to sign up to receive it. It’s short and gives you something to think about or integrate into your day.

Here is  the e-mail I received today:

Sunday, April 5

It’s a major short-circuit when we don’t practice what we preach.

I know that better than many because my words and actions are observed by so many. We all have that responsibility to make sure our thoughts, words and deeds are aligned.

Today, match your actions to your words. You will discover a great personal power and satisfaction.

To learn more about Kabbalah or to get on their e-mail list visit the Kabbalah Center online.
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