How To Increase Your Divine Consciousness

When our hearts and souls are sick, 
our bodies get sick as well.

Kabbalah teaches, that the world we live in is a product of our perception of reality, and our attitude toward life, determines the world we live in.

Each of us has a choice. You can choose to believe that this world is filled with the light and presence of the Almighty who guides it and cares about it. Or you can believe that this world is one big accident, a chaotic mess. The choices are totally yours, but remember, what you believe creates what you will see, feel and experience in life.

So the question is: How would I act if I sincerely consciously believed that God’s presence filled my life, my home, my world? How would I speak to and treat my family and friends? How would I face the tough times and challenges knowing that the light is with and all around me?

The way to increase our Divine consciousness and invite The Light to pour into our world is by walking the talk – Taking actions such as:

  •  Helping those in need around us.
  •  Being more loving and genuine in our daily interactions.
  • Smiling at the person next to us in the elevator and saying “hello.”
  • In general, making a bigger effort to Care/Love

With-out our efforts and consciousness, The Light can’t illuminate our world.

We need Ein-Sof and Ein-Sof needs us. *

It’s amazing when we take off in an airplane on a dark, cloudy, gloomy day, how bright it actually is once we get passed the clouds – the sky is blue and the sun is shining in full force. Always try to remind yourself during dark times in your life that the light is still shining. You just need to pierce through the clouds and let the Sunshine in. The darkness comes only because (and when) something is blocking the light.

It’s important to take some time for introspection. It’s equally as important to take action and become a Divine Light Shining Partner.

Exercise:

In order to begin building or re-building your self-esteem , you have to accept who you are by reinforcing a positive self-image. If you have grown into the habit of thinking negatively about yourself, you will need to train yourself to achieve the opposite.

The following lists can help remind you of your worth when you are feeling down on yourself:

  • 10 things you can do to make yourself laugh.
    Do at least one a day!
  • 10 things you can do to make someone else laugh.
  • 10 POSITIVE things about your personality.
  • 10 ways to help another person.

After completing these lists, go back periodically and look at them. This will serve as a good reminder of all the positive things you are made of, and will help cheer you up when you’re having a bad, “self-defeating” day.

* Ein Sof, or Ayn Sof (/eɪn sɒf/, Hebrew: אין סוף), in Kabbalah, is understood as God prior to his self-manifestation in the production of any spiritual realm, probably derived from Ibn Gabirol's term, "the Endless One" (she-en lo tiklah).

Exploring New Territories

When The Light is with you all is in order.

Don’t be afraid to explore new frontiers/territories, when the Light is with you all is in order. The Light is always with us, we just need to open our eyes/heart/soul. Even in our darkest night the sun comes up in the morning.

Only you can change/decide your path, so grab on to the Light and start the journey. True power comes from knowing yourself and being kind, make this day the best ever and shine your light with strength. Don’t fear your inner Light, embrace it and welcome it in. “Authentic” spirituality knows Love, Light, Inner Peace and Acts of Loving Kindness.

If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is. Sometimes it’s hard to understand, just reach out to the Creator who’s always on hand. Money glitters, beauty sparkles and the Light shines – let it shine brightly.

Find your truth, let it shine; make sure it doesn’t blind others but illuminates their journey. Be a shining Light today, if opportunity doesn’t knock… build a door. Only those who can see the invisible, can do the impossible, spirituality is not a crutch it’s a pair of wings. Lead by example and by living life to the fullest. Don’t wait for someone else to do it, do it yourself and shine the Light.

It only takes one person to make a difference. Are you ready?

Exercise:

Find a quiet, comfortable place where you will not be disturbed. Do some breathing exercises (breath in deeply and then exhale slowly until there is no breath. Repeat this process several times).

Imagine that your body is slowly filling with light, starting from the feet and slowly moving upwards. As the light is moving up your body —– feel that it relaxing the muscles and your mind.

Repeat the following phrase as the light fills your body:

“I feel the light moving upwards until my entire body is filled with light and every muscle of my body is feeling relaxed.”
Allow The Light to shine brightly through you. Send it to the whole world.
Now, direct the light towards any area of the body that is giving you pain or discomfort (including depression and or self-doubt).

Keep shinning a loving healing light so that all the darkness and pain is removed and you are feeling lighter, brighter, healthier and generally more joyous.

  • “I radiate my shining light to my body and fill my bodies with this warm healing light.”
  • “I now radiate this healing light to the world.”
  • “I begin to feel that this healing light is returning me to health and vitality I am ready to emanate Love and Light to the world around me.”

Archangel Ariel

It was a gloomy day. The sun was hiding behind a veil of dark gray clouds. I woke up feeling a little down. As the day progressed nothing seemed to “go right.” Nothing seemed to flow. I felt alone (though I was surrounded by people). I felt as though I was “stuck” in the throes of life with no way to move forward.

That night, I lay in bed praying, crying, wondering…

“Ribono shel Olam (Almighty)” I cried, “Please give me a sign. I’m feeling lost and afraid. I feel like I am not going anywhere. I BEG you to show me THE LIGHT and free me of this oppression!”
Tears were falling down my cheeks and my eyes were closed. I was clutching my fists and holding my breath.

Then, a whisper, “Open your eyes… Open your eyes…” I slowly opened my eyes and saw a MAGICAL site! It was MAGNIFICENT and the whole room basked in the glow. His robe was a dazzling combination of gold, blue, silver, and although I could not see his face, he was beaming with a Golden Light. “Who are you?” I asked. He answered, “Ariel Hamalach. I have come to you with a message…” (The word for Angel in Hebrew is Malach, which means, messenger).

I wanted to ask him questions; I needed to scream and shout…
Ariel put his finger in the air, and with a loving gesture signaled for me to calm down and become quiet. “I have a message for you from EL-SHADAI, but first you must compose yourself. Wipe those tears away and send the ego home.”

I did as Ariel advised, took some deep breaths and reached a state of relaxation and excitement. What was he going to tell me?

I took another deep breath in and then exhaled out slowly. Ariel seemed pleased. The Golden Light became brighter.

A soft voice, it could have been a tune – Ariel began to speak and the message was, “Life is not living in a waiting room— it’s waiting in a living room.”

THANK YOU Archangel Ariel!

The whole world is a very narrow bridge and the most important thing is not to be afraid.
-Reb Nachman

Las Vegas wedding Rabbi

Archangel Ariel is the angel of nature. Carolyn lagattuta/Getty Images. Updated November 16, 2015. Ariel means "altar" or "lion of God." Other spellings include Ari'el, Arael, and Ariael.

A Feather and a Bag of Gold

A Story by Rabbi Eli Mallon M.Ed., LMSW

Once, a boy walked down a country road.

Between two fingers, he held a feather that he’d found. He liked to look at it and imagine all the things he could do with it.

As he walked, he met an old neighbor, who was carrying two heavy bags.

The boy asked the old man what was in the bags.

The old man said, “Gold coins. If you’ll carry one of the bags, I’ll give you what’s inside it. It’s more gold than I need and it’ll make me happy to give it to you.”

The boy said, “Yes.”

But soon after he took the bag, the boy grew bored.

So he said to the old man, “I’m sorry, but I’d rather look at my feather.”

And he gave the bag of gold back to the old man and continued on his way, enjoying the feather and imagining all the things he could do with it.

I read a comment by a writer, who said: To believe that God is good, we’d have to “abandon our rationality completely.”

I thought of all the times when, in prayer, I gave up my idea of what’s right and wrong or good and bad, and accepted that God knows far better than I do. I thought of the relief I felt, of the Presence that I experienced, when I did.

Our rationality is like a feather, and God’s goodness is like a bag of gold.

When we give up our own sense of “good and bad” and accept God’s goodness, we get back infinitely more than we give.

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Kabbalah Healing Meditation

In Kabbalah, names like symbols are believed to possess magical powers. There was even a ritualistic exercise that the early Kabbalists practiced called “putting on the names.”

These mystics actually clothed themselves in robes that were inscribed with all the sacred names of God. This costume was an external reminder of the power that these holy names contained.

While wrapped in this mystic gown, the Kabbalists would begin an undistracted meditation on God’s various holy names. This would eventually induce some kind of visionary experience, which provided answers to the mystic’s questions.

The ancient Kabbalists also stressed that the invocation of God’s names did not compel the Creator to respond to the will of the mystic who invoked the Divine Presence.

Even today’s Kabbalists believe that they can increase their power by chanting such sacred names. They identify with the centuries of power enfolded in the use of these holy names, confident that by reciting God’s names they will be connected to the all-powerful source of healing.

This sense of connection is also why prayer is so important in healing. It automatically connects you to a healing source of power. For your prayer to be effective, you must experience a deep, from the heart, connection with the Almighty when you pray.

Here is a story that illustrates the importance of calling upon God from the heart and soul rather than from the intellectual faculties.

There was a wealthy Jewish lady who lived along Park Avenue. This woman was well-educated and spoke French and a couple of other languages as well. She was in the hospital giving birth and was surrounded by two or three nurses.

The woman began to scream and call upon God in French. “Monsieur, I’m suffering.” She shouted. The startled nurse called the woman’s doctor, Dr. Schwartz.
The doctor asked the nurse what his patient was screaming about, because he didn’t understand French. When the nurse translated what she was saying, the doctor replied: “Let her scream.”

Two hours later the woman was screaming again. This time she was shouting “Jesus help me, help me.” Again the nurse called the doctor. He listened and said, “Let her scream.”

Several hours later the nurse was back on the phone with the doctor. “What is she screaming now?” he asked.”Shema Yisrael,” the nurse replied. “I’ll be right over,” the doctor said. He knew that this time the cry came straight from her heart – from her own spiritual tradition. The rest of her imploring was intellectual concepts that she had picked up along the way.

So if you want to draw power for your healing from the highest source, you must cry out from the heart. Your plea for help must come from the deepest and most authentic level of your soul.

Chanting one of God’s sacred names can also help you remove fear from your life. You are calling upon your partner who is always there to lend a hand. You are also acknowledging your awareness of your union with spirit, and that is almost certain to light up the darkness.

Kabbalists believe that by repeating God’s name, you are binding yourself to the spiritual world, and such binding opens a channel for Divine assistance. So do as the mystics do. Practice this closeness and oneness with God – called Yichud – and it will help to bring healing energy into your life.
Here is the exercise I would like you to try:

Exercise

Find a quiet, comfortable place where you will not be disturbed. Do some breathing exercises (breath in deeply and then exhale slowly until there is no breath. Repeat this process several times).

Now, choose one of God’s holy names that you most resonate with. It may be Adonai, Adoshem, El, Yehovah, Ein Soph, or Rebono shel Olam – which translates into “Master of the Universe.”

Chant the name you have selected seven times. Chat it with gusto and with a loving and joyful heart. However, if you are not the chanting type, it is perfectly alright to repeat the name you selected during a silent meditation while imagining the force and power behind this name.

Bring all the emotion you can muster into the repetition of this name. Do so for eight minutes. This is the Kabbalistic number which symbolizes God’s name.

As you repeat the name, try to feel the presence of the Shekhinah (God’s female emanation) within. Receive the flow of divine energy. Now send that energy within you to places that may need healing and pain relief.

Next, take a few deep breaths, relax, and think of yourself as healed. Imagining that is a powerful affirmation of faith. I believe that by visualizing your prayer as one that has already been answered, you are taking action in an optimistic way.

You are affirming your faith and are preparing yourself to expect good results. From this point on simply be aware of improvements in your condition. Feel a sense of gratitude for the healing that you have been given from the Source of All Life. Say, “Ki Tov!” It is Good.