Cause and Effect; The Signs of our Time.

This past week I witnessed a series of events unfold and the consequences of these events for many of us who are on spiritual paths is substantial. Usually I delve into deep secrets of Kabbalah and spirituality revealed through the gematria of the Torah verses, but there’s a more critical issue facing all of us and deeper secrets to be revealed by the unfolding evens in our daily lives. Previously, I’ve warned about how as we approach the geula (final redemption), the cycle of cause and effect is greatly speeding up and how this manifests as both curses and blessings depending on how we view them and whether we’ve understood their messages. And I’ve also explained briefly what every kabbalist knows that the spiritual path is the most difficult one as it’s fraught with ever more present obstacles (tests) and if you’re not reading the messages, these potholes in your path become pits. One of the secrets that the Arizal reveals about Joseph’s tribulation with being thrown in the pit, is that the Hebrew word for pit has the gematria value of 208, the same as Isaac, which represents the side of Gevura and judgment. our task is to read the signs, realize when we’re facing a karmic (tikun) punishment (or judgment), accept that it’s being meted out with mercy (chesed), love deep into ourselves for the spiritual root (cause) of our situation, correct it, and move on to a higher spiritual level. Because, if we fail these tests, they will only get worse, more intense, and as we get closer to the arrival of Mashiach, more destructive, devastating...

The Separation of the Spiritual from the Physical has begun.

What is going on right now? Can things get worse? The spiritual tenet of kabbalah that has been lost on everyone is that when looking to solve a physical problem the only solution is a spiritual one. You can’t solve physical (material) problems with physical answers–throwing money at a situation only throws money away, but I guess we’re all learning that lesson the hard way. And there’s a reason that we’re all learning it now. The Torah (Bible) set up a system for us, gave us a time frame, and the tools with which to navigate through that system and time span. Only we’ve chosen not to follow that system and to ignore the tools and laugh at the time frame. It’s time we pay attention. It’s no coincidence that people are being separated from their physical belongings and at astounding, imperceivable, rate. How many times have you heard dumbfounded people say “Who could have foreseen this?” in the past year? The Chronicles of Esau in Genesis 36:1-43 contain a lot of names; why is this important to us? Many of the righteous mentioned so far in the Torah have had their own Chronicles (books) listed, but why should Esau have one? Wasn’t he the hated, bad seed brother? Since we can know nothing by looking at its cover, let’s remove the wrapping and take a peek inside. And there is a the curious phrase, repeated several times, staring at Genesis 36:1 “Esau, that is Edom,” “AShV HVE EDVM.” While Vav (V) is the most numerous letter in the Torah, there’s preponderance of them in this chapter 36. Perhaps...