Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Malul Call 3/22/10

It is a week of more cleansing. Cleansing what? We need to remember that next week is Passover. I recommend study / reading / talking to your teacher so you focus more on what you need to be doing / thinking next week.

This week, remember we’re about to enter a great Light - “Light of greatness” – we need to remember that. We’re always focused on our smallness. We need to think big, bigger even than ourselves. We enter into a time this week when Kabbalists explain that we need to think about a concept – who is the Creator of this reality? Think from a parent’s point of view. How many kids really know who their parents are? How much does a son / daughter know a parent? Not much really. We don’t know them. Our kids don’t know us. We know the action that a person takes, that’s how we know a person, not by who he is. We judge by what they do, which can be for the good or bad. How do we judge the Creator so we know who he is? Obviously, as we learn in Kabbalah 1, we will always have a limited perception of who He is / what He is about which is why we study Kabbalah. Each one of us needs to think about this. What is the Creator about? How is His work? Like He is our parent so “who is our parent?” The second part of it – when we do spiritual work / acts of sharing / use the tools / go to class / go to Shabbat without knowing a little more about the Creator, those actions are religious actions. Religious actions are limited. It is like idol worshipping. We think the Light wants us to pray everyday / be good everyday and that might be good but it is only through our mind so it is limiting. When we think about the Creator within our own mind, we put limitations on the Creator / on what He gives.

Look at the universe / at nature – how amazing it is. Take the time to focus not only on what’s not ok but what is ok, what fascinates you. Think about unexplainable / illogical things – that’s where the Creator is hiding. In our minds, we want to think about the way things should be. That’s us not the Creator. Each one of us needs to have a real relationship with the Creator. Start to know Him. Any time you do any spiritual action this week, involve the Creator. Do it because when we come into Passover next week, we’ll only be thinking of ourselves and we don’t want that. We want to think about what the Light wants to share / what it’s all about.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Malul Call Mon 3/15/10 Chodesh tov

You know that tonight – actually from now – is the new moon of Aries. It is the beginning of the year. Try to participate in the New moon event to learn about the next twelve days. It will help you to tap into the energy to help you control the signs of the zodiac. There are many interesting things happening this week but I want to share something interesting from another speaker. The question to ask yourself before Passover: how the person you would like to be will do the things you are about to do.

We all need to know what we want to be and how we want to be. How would that person behave right now? This week, we’re entering into a new book that speaks about sacrifices, which Passover is about sacrificing (really of sacrificing my own ego). The idea of Vayikra – Creator calls Moses - if you take the letters of Vayikra is like mokir, which is appreciated. the Creator shared with Moshe how much he appreciated his work, the sacrifices that he made. Most of us don’t see / hear the Light telling us how we do because we want someone to tell us. If we sacrifice ourselves / our desire to receive for the self alone then we need to know, at that moment, the Light appreciates so much our willingness. Even if the words do not come down from heaven at that time. The idea is to sacrifice / to bring closer the Light into my life by sacrificing my desire to receive for the self alone. Kabbalists also explain that we would like our spiritual work to be permanent. Spiritual work can be two ways, for example, the beginner spiritual person does work in a temporary way which is like renting an apartment – you can always move. Now is the time, though, to BUY the apartment so I am living there. It’s the same way we would like to take our work and make it permanent. We make a decision to do work of sacrificing my desire to receive for the self alone not just for one week but permanently.

When we see the person we would like to be, see without the desire to receive for the self alone. How would that person be now in every area of my life? At the start of this year, it is important to know:
1. The Light is approaching Moshe for all the sacrifices he is doing – that is for us – whenever we sacrifice our desire to receive for the self alone, we can bring the Light closer to our lives. The Light appreciates me and respects me when I do so.
2. Any time I sacrifice my desire to receive for the self alone, don’t do it temporarily, do it permanently. Step by step but permanent change. Make a permanent decision to do it based upon the person I want to be in the future but do it now.

I encourage you to see Michael Berg’s lecture – learn the consciousness for this month.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Last Shabbat we read the portion Ki Tisa which ended with Moses coming down from Mount Sinai with the second set of Tablets. The Tablets need a worthy place in which to be contained. The Tabernacle that was constructed before Moses first went up to Mount Sinai to receive the Tree of Life technology were not fit to hold the Tablets. The original Tabernacle was constructed with the consciousness of the Erav Rav.

In the portions Vayak’hel and Pekudey we again construct the Tabernacle according to the specifications in the portion by craftsmen who were pure channels. The people chosen for the construction of the second Tabernacle were chosen because they had an endless desire to receive and share.

On the face this is a story impossible to enjoy: re-reading all the details on how to construct the Tabernacle. The deeper meaning however is of great importance. Here we learn how to purify ourselves, reach our individual potentials, develop sensitivity, become a pure channel of the Light: Connect to the Light for an everlasting, endless, blessing for each and every one of us to bring to our families and extend to all of whom who come in contact with us. We learn how to endlessly maintain the blessings so we welcome all people who come into our presence with a smile on our faces. We desire to become that person others ALWAYS come to when they encounter an obstacle in their connection to the Light and require assistance, guidance. We also learn how to learn.

To accomplish this we studied Vayak’hel sections 61, 62, 96, 97, 180 and 223 of the Zohar. We then re-visited Ki Tisa section 54 and connected it to section 28 of Vayak’hel.

Section 61:

We need to be able to break the feelings of obligation and responsibility. Any time someone or something comes your way, learn to look upon the person or situation as a gift from the Creator, an opportunity for you to reveal Light. Never ever see things as an obligation, requirement or responsibility. See everything enthusiastically as an opportunity to grow and transform. Bring excitement to the situation because of the grand opportunity top reveal Light, not because you “have to,” but because of an endless desire to reveal Light.

What is transformation? How do you see the same person, whether it is your spouse, your children, your mother, your father, your boss, co-worker, etc. when you see them all the time? Do you always see them as the same from one day to another? Every time you see someone, you must see them as a new person. If you want to open doors in your lives, you must see the person as if that person is a new person each and every time you see them. The Ari, Isaac Luria, explained in his book of intentions every part of the second a completely different energy exists.

Every second a different energy, a different aspect of the Light, is revealed. This is the key to unlocking the door to your heart.

Satan is always there telling you that you have “been there, done that,” experienced this all before. Satan tells you that nothing is new, you have encountered this person, this same situation times before and it is nothing special, different. When you encounter the same problem over and over you are not transformed. It is all about your perception. When your perception is that everything is always new then you open the door to your heart to let in the Light.

The Ari explained that our job while living in the physical plane is to play the game, “hide and seek.” The Light hides as there are sparks of Light hidden all around us. We must find these sparks and elevate them. There are 320 sparks of Light available in the process of correcting your Tikun. When you have elevated 288 of those sparks you have reached the critical mass to experience heaven on earth: removal of death from your life and the experience of Messiah. Whenever you see something, someone as the same, you are missing the opportunity to elevate a spark of Light.

Only excitement can bring you to the consciousness required to see these sparks of Light and elevate them. Our brains are slaves to our senses. The five senses act as limitations. When you close your eyes there is nothing you cannot imagine. But when you open them, there is only limitation. The human being is the only entity in this reality that has the ability to elevate the sparks of Light. If you do not see every second of your life as “WOW,” then you are acting out of obligation, you are being religious, you never will be able to transform.


We need to have compassion for others. The amount of compassion you have is an indicator as to how asleep we are as we live our lives, how much true attention we are paying to the world around us. Compassion is an active approach to life. When someone is going thru chaos and you do not feel their pain you are not connected. In order to communicate with that person, you must be able to feel their pain, understand and relate to what is going on with them. Only then can you assist them in elevating their sparks of Light. You must go outside of yourself, put yourself in their shoes to be of assistance. It is about them, not about you. You must beg from within to have the compassion to see thru their eyes and help them.

As easy as it comes, you can lose it in a second. A doctor’s job is to help people. How often do they feel compassion for their patients? How often do they see their patients as “cases” and not as individual human beings going thru the things they are going thru? How much can they really help? A man who had a massive heart attack when being released from the hospital was told by his doctor that he should not lift anything heavy. At the following Shabbat, the Rav knowing of the man’s condition, had him carry and sit holding the heaviest Torah. When the man went back to the doctor to arrange for his surgery the doctor was amazed. The man had no evidence whatsoever of having had a heart attack. True compassion using the tools can accomplish much more than an uncompassionate 1% solution.

Section 96:

This section discusses the potential journey of the soul after death of the physical body. These are the levels of cleansing the klipot from the soul to prepare the soul for its next incarnation in the physical world. The klipot, most of which are from this lifetime, can only be cleansed when the soul is not attached to the physical body. These are the laws of reincarnation. Our souls agreed to a bargain before incarnation. Our souls committed to do better than in the previous incarnations, a promise to grow and do better. If you are not growing, you are moving backwards. Everything in life needs to move forward. If a soul is not accomplishing the next level, not moving forward, then the soul leaves the physical body for cleansing before its next incarnation.

If a person comes into this world three times and does not change, then the soul can never come back. The soul only merits reincarnation if it demonstrates that progress and advancement are being made.

A soul can complete its correction in one lifetime. We need to wake up and study the levels of cleansing. We need to change, transform. Changes from fear are not real. There needs to be a true desire to change, transform for the change to be real. First is the ordeal of death where we go thru a tunnel to reach the Light. Second all the negative actions you created are paraded before you, not a pleasant experience. Third is when we enter the grave. Fourth is the ordeal of the grave. Fifth is the ordeal of worms eating the body which is very painful as a small part of the soul is still attached to the body. Sixth is the ordeal of hell. Seventh is the ordeal of the spirit, where the soul roams above the world without a resting place until its deeds are purified.

The goal of the Kabbalah Centre is to give everybody the tools to remove death, create immortality in an unlimited way. In the endless from which to soul starts and ends its journey everything exists in the same moment. There is no time between cause and effect. On the physical plane there is time between cause and effect for the chance for mercy to enter. We find excuses in this plain to say no to the Creator. In the endless there are no excuses. You feel the effect at the same time as the cause.

What is our free will? It is the choice we make to either give the sparks of Light to the klipot or to the soul. Why is pain cleansing? It pushes you forward from an uncomfortable place. The klipot prevent you from reaching the soul. It is the klipot that feel the pain. Pain is illusionary to the soul, it is only felt by the klipot. Anytime you have an argument, a career problem, a relationship problem and feel the pain, it is the klipot that feel the pain. The pain is an illusion to the soul.

Section 97:

King David lived exactly 70 years. Why? Adam lived for 930 years. King David was given the 70 years Adam needed to complete a millennium, 1,000 years. King David knew his purpose in life. King David appreciated every moment of every day and only slept 17 minutes a day. He made sure to stay in consciousness and felt the pressure to meet his expectations. Every moment was devoted to completing his Tikun. Our only obligation is to complete our Tikuns. When chaos takes over a person, you cannot reach them. They cannot be helped until the chaos stops. It is like a train. You cannot board or deplane the train between stations. You must wait until the train has reached a station.

Any time we are complaining we are creating more negativity, more negative angels. We are creating clouds of chaos that will eventually rain a painful rain upon us. We need to chose now not to fall into negativity. We must make the choice not to feed the klipot.

Section 180:

One of the most powerful tools we have is Shabbat, the 25 hours beginning with sunset on Friday night. It is the one time each week when there is freedom from Satan. Satan’s hold, the fear we feel, our anxieties all vanish during Shabbat. Satan resides in Malchut or Yesod to prevent us from connecting to the upper dimensions. On Shabbat we can reach the upper dimension of Binah, the eighth level. Drugs can also connect you to Binah, but in an unprotected way. With drugs, since you did not earn the elevation, you get burned from the short circuit. You need to build the proper vessel to receive the energy.

The Hebrew word Shabbat is spelled, “Shin, Bet, Tauf” The Shin is the Hebrew letter representing the three-column system, the three patriarchs. . The word spelled by “Bet, Tauf” is “Bat,” the Hebrew word for daughter. “The daughter is crowned by the Patriarchs” in order to draw down the energy from Binah, which is the same as the world to come. Each week we get a taste of the world to come so we know the feeling of being connected to Binah. We need to have that feeling so we know for which we strive. If we do not know how Binah feels we could not attempt to attain Binah during the rest of the week. To connect to the upper worlds you need to use the three-column system. Binah is a warehouse of energy. Connecting to Binah gives us a chance to recharge our soul without the interference of Satan.

It is a merit to know the true meaning and reason for Shabbat, an opportunity to connect to the higher worlds without Satan. If you do not use the gift then you lose it. Shabbat is universal. Shabbat is for everyone, not just Jewish people.

Section 223.

A tremendous tool we use to cleanse death from our lives is the Torah. Remember when we were discussing section 96 how the Rav used the power of the Torah to completely heal a diseased heart. When shabbat ends on Saturday night we should already begin to prepare for the following Shabbat. At Mount Sinai, where we received the Torah, there was no limitation, no death. The mutes could speak and the deaf could hear. There was immortality and no limitations from the physical plain. There was pure unity and love amongst all the people.

We need to decide to become a pure channel for the whole world. We can bring the consciousness of Sinai to our world today. Each week can take another step forward in removing death and pain and suffering from the world.

Our skeptical mind will seek the solution from the doctor in the 1% when the true answer is in the 99%. It is our consciousness as demonstrated by the Rav. We need to break the logical and receive the illogical.

Section 54 of Ki Tisa and Section 28 of Vayak’hel:

Section 54 is so important that we should constantly study its message. All the friends of Rabbi Shimon needed to have loved each other. When they did not love each other cause pain and suffering to themselves and thus the world. The lack of love amongst us can cause us to leave this world before our times.

Love and Light!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mon 3/8/10 Malul Call

This week, know that in the spiritual process
of growing and transforming ourselves in
every aspect and moment of our lives, we are being tested. We're always
being tested. What does it mean "being tested"? Everything in our life is a test to see if our consciousness is in the right place. At work, with family, in our relationships, even with strangers.

Rav Ashlag takes this to the extreme level - which is not too extreme when
we think about it - by saying that in the moment that a person starts
his spiritual work, he starts the process of cleansing. Cleansing of
his desire to receive for the self alone. Rav Ashlag explains that there are four levels of desire as we all learn in
Kabbalah. These levels correspond to the four worlds: the world of Minerals, the world of
Vegetation, the world of Animals and the world of Human Beings.
Ultimately, the human desire to receive should be desire to receive
for the sake of sharing - a transformed desire to receive. Rav Ashlag
explains that the Animal has the desire to receive and only to receive. Vegetation has huge desire to share and very little
desire to receive. Minerals have a very small desire - no real desire, and Human Beings are considered to be the most elevated.

We need to be in a place that our desire to receive is being cleansed for the sake of
sharing. We know this week especially, we have the opportunity to
remove Erev Rav - the mixed multitude, the negativity from within.
What does this mean? It means that any time my desire to receive is
involved an action I am taking, I will need to go through
Cleansing occurs when we don’t pass the test of shifting our consciousness from the desire to receive for the self alone into the desire to share with others.

Rav Ashlag says that if you give the desire to
receive for the self alone energy, it is like scratching a rash on
your skin - it initially gives pleasure but if you continue scratching
it, it will become a wound and be painful. So once we give our desire
to receive energy, we get pleasure but eventually, it becomes a
sickness and painful.

This week, we have the opportunity to start cleansing our desire to
receive. Every time this selfish desire is involved in our actions and thoughts, and we don’t shift it, we will need to start all over again. Even if it seems or looks right, if my consciousness somehow was for my personal benefit, then I have to re-do it or the results will be limited. If the results don’t last or were not as we expected (in a negative way) somewhere in the process we had a selfish desire.

This week is like
building the second tabernacle (the first one was with people who had
desire to receive for the self alone so God told Moses to
build a new one) so we have the opportunity to re-build ourselves with
a new consciousness – for the sake of others.

We all have that rash that we want to
scratch but if we do, it might become something we do not like. This
week, we want to be able to start taking responsibility for our consciousness. If we cannot cleanse it and transform it in that moment, sometimes we just need to fall into in, fail the test – but learn from it.

If I cannot cleanse, then I fall but then I need to fix it.

This week, take responsibility for at least one action you can do
without selfish involvement. To what degree can you do it just for the
sake of sharing?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mon 3/01/10 Malul Call

This past weekend we went into battle with Amalek. Now we need to
recover, which is what you do after war. Now we need a bit of
purification after the battle - fighting to be excited and happy each
day and, as much as we can, to eliminate ourselves / our "me"

This week is about purification for all the times we have been in
battle with the Opponent. Meaning, if you think you are pure, you are
not. If you think you are not pure, you are. Meaning? This weekend's
Shabbat, we will have the power to remove all negativity of what is
not pure within me, that is, when my "me" comes before everything
else. There is a residue of the Opponent still holding onto us. This
week we can break that. Break the part of us that wants the Light for
ourselves and not to spread it. Today, Monday, there is still the
energy of Purim - they're still celebrating in Israel - we can tap
into it. It is also the 15th day of the month of adar which also makes it a
very powerful time. Make a decision today and nothing can enter but
you have to do the work. You want to do the spiritual work (scan Zohar, make
connections,..) in a way that puts you in a place where you cannot
believe that you have such a merit / blessing, appreciation,awe.. to be able to be
involved in such a work while at same time believing in your strength,power to create,
knowledge that a spark of the Light is within you. The Opponent wants
to hold us in two ways: (1) Guilt - I am nobody / nothing / zero and (2) Ego - How amazing I am,
great person,talented.

We must feel like we are a pure spark of the Light but, on the other hand, we are just dust / nobody.

If we always do things in these two ways, Satan cannot be a part of it. If you do either/or, he will get you.

We need to have purification of really doing the work. Be in two
places. Be excited.