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Being of Sharing

Topic: Kabbalistic Concepts | Posted:October 17, 2011

As we begin this new year in the Kabbalistic Calendar, I would like to expand upon an idea that my mother, Karen, spoke about during our International Rosh Hashanah Event in Miami and that I discuss in my book The Way. During the event, Karen spoke about the importance of our sharing actions in this new year. By strengthening our consciousness of real sharing, we can create a year of unparalleled change and growth for ourselves and the world.

The single most effective tool for bringing us closer to the Creator is an act of true sharing. True sharing takes place when we put another's needs ahead of our own. It is a very simple idea, yet extremely difficult to accomplish. In fact it is really as close as we can come to making our own nature one and the same with the Creator's. As difficult as it is, this is what we are really meant to do. Real sharing must be counterintuitive: it must go against the reflexive urges of our human nature. The foundation of sharing is not the transfer of objects from one owner to another, but the decision to live as a person who aspires to make his or her nature one with that of the Creator. A sharing person makes a deep commitment to connect with the Light, whose very nature is to give of itself. At the same time, he or she makes an equally strong commitment to restrict and resist the antithesis of the Light's nature, which is the desire to receive for the self alone.

Remember, transformation is the core concept of Kabbalah and the purpose of any spiritual tool is to help you transform self-serving desire into desire for the purpose of sharing. That's what it's all about; whether we use five tools or five hundred to reach this goal is immaterial. Even changing our consciousness about each action we do throughout the day can be a powerful tool for transformation and experiencing that fulfillment and joy that is meant for us.

Wishing you the best in this new year,
Michael Berg

 

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