When things are good no one takes the time to ask questions. It is usually only in our darkest hours, when disaster strikes, that we stop and turn inwards to that deep point inside of us. That is because we were programmed to ignore the big picture and just concentrate on our own needs, our own circle that concerns us. So suffering is essentially the only means the universe has of waking us up and letting us know that we’ve strayed off track, but only highly developed people are aware of this. Most people just attribute tough times to things like fate or luck, without realizing that they have been singled out for special treatment from above. It is only by going through and overcoming tremendous suffering that we reach into that dark source inside of us and draw some type of super-human strength that we didn’t even know we possess.
Instead of waiting for disaster to strike, Kabbalah teaches us to do this on a regular basis. For some people that would mean reaching into that innermost part of our being once a month, for others once a week, while the advanced students do this on a daily and even minute by minute basis. The material somehow causes us to go through emotional highs and lows that we barely even knew we were capable of, which accelerate our inner processes. In a nutshell, if a person normally goes through external situations over a number of years that advance their soul such as breaking up with a soul mate, getting fired, fighting with someone close, getting married and having kids etc., people who study Kabbalah are on a constant roller coaster of feelings and sensations that cannot be seen from the outside. That is why Kabbalah is called the hidden wisdom – because whatever someone is going through is hidden from all except the person going through it. The moment we come to the understanding how much this internal frenzy we work our souls into is advancing us in the spiritual world (while we’re still living in this world) we want to get as much of it as we can.
The time has come for us to realize that our individual and collective fates are bound to one another and that there is no escaping from our natural progression to the next phase of our development: spirituality. We can either get there through suffering or under much more pleasant circumstances. The way things are going it looks like we prefer to ignore all the signs for the moment and just continue watching TV, going out to dinner and movies, clubbing, partying, playing games, and whatever else we do to try to fill our lives with meaning.
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