When you think of me, when you look at me, it is God you see…and then I am in paradise!
“44The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his Joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”(empty of all things) “45 Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls,” 46 who on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it” (so that I may be filled with all things)
Prayer: Lord Jesus, reveal to me the true riches of your Kingdom. Help me to set my heart on you alone as the treasure beyond compare with any other. Free my heart of any inordinate desires or attachment to other things (so that I am ready to receive all things) that I may freely give to you all that I have in joy and gratitude for all you have given to me. (from my overflow, I then give freely to others, in service and in love) May I always find joy and delight in your presence. (To benefit the great work of all) Amen
“When I look at you, when I think of you, it is the God in you I see…and then I am in love, un-conditionally.”
Blessings to you and yours. Plug into the light, and may this light of the universe envelop your heart, may the holy spirit become your breath and envelop your mind and may the light and love of the universe continue to shine upon your path and Christ to continue to lead your way.
I love this video, as it confirms truth within me that Certainty does not mean that I will get what I want, True Certainty is the surrendering of your will to Gods will, knowing that his will proceeds mine. .
To make it very practical, it means we must take responsibility for everything that happens. “Divine Providence” is, quite simply, the laws of cause and effect. Everything we experience in life is a result of our own consciousness and a reflection of our choices. Cause and Effect exists to bring us to a place of transforming our desire to receive into a desire to share, therefore, every effect we experience is moving us to a more (spiritually) mature place.
Michael Berg’s – Weekly Wisdom – “Real Certainty” – 2/29/08
The problem with life’s tests is that we always perceive before we go into a test that it will be difficult, but we think that whatever I understand now will sort of help me through it. In reality, when a person goes through a test, what he thought he had to sustain him has to be taken away or it is not a true test.
In the story of the Golden Calf, we know that the fall came in the last 6 hours before Moshe was supposed to return. The Midrash explains how the Israelites fell? There was a vision created of the death of Moshe. The Israelites saw Moshe was dead and being carried by the angels. Then came the question, are you going to have certainty in Moshe who said he would be back in 40 days, or are you going to believe your eyes?
When we go through tests of consciousness, whatever clarity we had is not there anymore. And not only is it not there any more, the opposite is there.
The Zohar talks very clearly of certainty referring to Jacob. Very often people mistake certainty as being certain in what I want to happen and the Light will make it so. That’s not certainty. As the Zohar makes very clear, certainty is in the Light of the Creator, and that what is right is going to happen. It’s a very great distinction. As Rav Brandwein explains in his letters to the Rav, certainty only works in its truest sense when my desire is the Light’s desire.
If I desire that everything will remain easy for me, I can have certainty forever and it’s probably not going to happen. That is not in alignment with what the Light wants for me. The Light wants that I will grow and change. If I want to be in comfort that is not certainty. True certainty is in doing what I need to do in life. When I am doing what I need to do, what the Light knows is best for me will occur.
Very often when something we perceive as negative happens, we think if that can happen then anything else can happen. Rav Ashlag and the Zohar explain that if a person’s certainty is moved by something that he doesn’t understand, or didn’t want to happen, it is never true certainty.
Rav Ashlag speaks about the concept of certainty beyond understanding. This is true certainty. If it is based on everything always going the way I want it to go, that is some sort of silly trick we put ourselves through. Real certainty is that assuming I’m doing the work, whatever is right for me is going to occur. That’s what the Zohar says. That means that my desire for the outcome is secondary to what I want the Light’s outcome to be. The spiritual work that we do is to remove the veils from the Light becoming manifested.
It says in the Zohar, a section the Rav always quoted, in the time we are getting closer and closer to, in the time of the greatest tests, in the time of Oy and Ashrei, it says worthy are those who keep their certainty in this time.
Times are changing, and in dramatic ways. We are coming close to the time of Oy and Ashrei, to the time when true certainty will be tested. Whenever something occurs that we don’t understand, we have two choices. We can drop our certainty, and who knows if we will recover, or we can say no, I will maintain and strengthen my certainty. One of the reasons things occur is to give us the opportunity, the merit, to strengthen our certainty.
There is no way that whatever certainty we have today will take us through the gamar hatikun. We have to make this distinction. We have to grow our certainty. It’s not to guarantee the result that I want. It’s to guarantee the realm the Light wants. If something happens that I don’t understand, does my certainty drop? Do I start worrying about everything else now?
We need to maintain and to strengthen certainty, for many reasons. Not the least of which is as we come closer and closer to the gamar hatikun, the test of certainty is because we need these tests. We need to have real certainty.
The test of certainty is not when things are the way you want them to be. The real test of certainty is when things are not what you want them to be. Are you at the level of doubt, or the level of certainty? We need to strengthen our certainty, not just because it helps, but because this is where we need to go.
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I appreciate this video on the difference between Kabbalah and Religion, as to me it clarifies perceptions of this reality in a way that is not demeaning, yet it clarifies truth…and if you are ready for this aspect of your life to be enlightened, It Shall En-LIGHT-en You!
My question to you is, ‘What’s new?’ As there are always new things occurring, question is are you aware and how are you perceiving these opportunities?
What I take from this video in the present moment is,
“what is my perception on the meaning behind why certain things are happening to me.”
“is the light flowing into my aura, through me and into my life?”
“if not, why….and what area is being effected – or experiencing resistance, an obstruction to the flow?”
“are there any holes in my cup, where the light just flows from me before effecting me?”
Talk back to me, I’d love to hear your comments.
I have come into this world as a light so no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. ~Jesus (John 12:46)