Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Living Kabbalah

Kabbalah is a discipline of school and thought
concerned with the mystical aspect of Rabbinic Judaism. It is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an eternal and mysterious Creator, and the mortal and finite universe (His creation.)...Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other ontological questions.-An excerpt from Wikipedia.
= Ontological: Ontology (noun) The branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such.

= Metaphysics: (noun) Philosophy, especially in its more  abtruse branches
= Finite: (adjective) Having bounds or limits; not infinite.

*Definitions were found on: Dictionary.com


I've been studying and reading about Kabbalah for almost a month now. I found out about it through a very close childhood friend of mine. We were both looking to grow spiritually, so we decided to research it. As we both began reading into it, I knew it would be worth trying out. I liked the concept of changing your innate nature as human beings from "the desire to receive for the self alone" to one of  "the desire to share". I ordered a couple of books on Kabbalah written by a well known therapist and instructor, Yehuda Berg and started on my way. I think Kabbalah is helping realize some negative aspects of my nature that need changing. Such as: anger, anxiety, blame, and depression. Both of the books are very practical and easy to understand. They read more like a conversation than a book and that's really helpful. One of the books, "The Red String Book." explains a little about Kabbalah's history, and why people wear the red string on their left wrist.

The string is for protection against "The Evil Eye" that we sometime get from others out of jealousy, spite, or other negative energies. In order for it to work though, you must disengage from doing those same negative behaviors yourself. I wear this string on my wrist everyday and I must say, that as long as I stay positive, it works!

In the other book titled, "Living Kabbalah", there are various excersises that you must complete to begin your transformation. I will tell you that they require you to  look at yourself in a way that isn't always easy on the 'eyes'.  However, I made a vow to myself to stick with this- to transform into a more positive being and that's exactly what i'm going to do! I'll keep everyone up to speed on how it's going. Thanks as always for listening!  xoxo.

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