Kabbalistic Healing – Part 3- Unblocking Healing Strategies
9. INNER STRONG POINT MESHING HEALING [‘….Veyachaid levaveinu/and unite our hearts….]
Identify a weak area of your life….search for a part of your life that is strong—a strong point [if possible, a point that is in the same realm , yet is the opposite of the weak point]….now mesh the two traits together….do this energetically by simply meditating on how the strong trait comes to empower the weak one….do this also practically by finding a way to apply the strong point right in the very midst of the weak one….for example, if you are very self-conscious about speaking in public, and you have a strong point of connecting with people 1 on 1—then when you next speak in public, focus all your attention on just one special person….
This concept is connected to the idea of Sephirotic Alignment Therapy, which is using the Sephirot to partner in us that which is weak with that which is strong. In taking Sephirotic readings on people, for example, I find they may have a weak Gevurah and a strong Chessed, or the other way around. In other words they may have a weak ability to say No and a strong ability to say Yes, or it may be the other way around.
When I can see it, I can have people commit to doing the opposite, and to become stronger in the quality in which they are weak. And the idea is to help a person become complete, balanced and completely self-expressed. This idea is, in my understanding, what a person is all about.
Because I’m a cafeteria person, choosing a little bit from other people’s strong traits, I’m hoping other people will do the same thing as they compensate for their weaker points. Find another person in your life to help you overcome the weaker parts and develop your strengths.
Another way to accomplish this meshing healing is to find your strong points, to find the Lion inside and draw upon it. When you find the strongest part inside yourself it tends to sweep away all the weaknesses on the spot.
A great singer who gets up on stage and has some problems with pitch may be able to compensate with their presence, personality, emotion and passion. Those qualities may sweep away what they are lacking in perfect pitch.
Generally, in life, we are searching for personalities and traits to pattern our own lives, and compensate for what we may be lacking. The whole idea is to find strength and mesh it into our lives to compensate for that which is weak in us.
10. G-D DIALOGUE HEALING [‘…….Hashem Sefatai Tiftach/Hashem, open up my lips…’]
Write a letter to Hashem expressing your problems and your blocks…etc….and then write back to yourself, playing the role of G-d , and directing and guiding you in a way that you think He would….carry out ‘G-d’s advice’ and report back to him and ask what’s next and keep up this dialogue as much as you can….notice the inner knowing that you plug in to in playing the role of G-d, and notice the breakthroughs that you ultimately achieve ….
The idea here is that G-d is accessible to us if we open up this kind of dialogue, When we have G-d answer back to us we find the G-dly part inside ourselves. We identify our G-dly selves and the wisdom inside us.
We can also do the same exercise with other wise people in our lives, and write down what we think they would say to us, what they would advise us. And we can also do it with the Sages, asking them for their advice.
This exercise plugs into the deeper aspects of our intellect and our intelligence, our “knowing,” or Daat – Daas in Kabbalistic language.
Every person has knowing, has Daat inside them. When we are able to turn down the noise of our inner dialogue and detect, discover what we really resonate with, it’s beautiful. It’s an art form we can actually develop and master by listening to what we know. It can be developed by having a Daat dialogue as well.
Getting our own, personal G-dly advice this way can get us through a lot of situations. And it can open up for us a deeper way to pray.
We can keep the dialogue going, and in a playful way we discover new questions based on the answers we get from G-d this way. Of course we always have new questions because there are always more things we don’t know.
11. REFRAME AND ELEVATE HEALING [‘…..Hamagbiah Shefalim/He raises up the fallen……]
Find a trait or part of your personality that would be considered troublesome or fallen or damaging …..look deeply into your inner motivating factor ….reframe this motivation into a positive direction….for example, uplift the trait of self destructive lust to becoming a passion for doing goodness or G-d connection or loving your neighbor….or reframe arrogance into being holy pride for taking a stand on doing all that is good and right or raise up obnoxious skepticism to becoming holy skepticism towards anything but the absolute truth…
This is a reframe, a reframed unblocking healing tool. And it goes back to the early Masters of Chassidut, the Baal Shem Tov and others who understood the world is made up of lost, Holy sparks, or the lost parts of ourselves. The Kabbalists call it Shevirat haKeilim, the breaking of the vessels of reality.
The character traits that make up human beings are often found in a lowly, fallen, degraded, disorderly kind of place, and it’s within our power, in fact it’s probably our obligation to raise them up. The way we do that is we reframe.
The world is made up of a limited number of specific Spherotic traits. And those traits can be found in a fallen state or an elevated state. When we can identify them at their source, we can raise these traits to their highest state.
We see many different examples of this in Jewish lore, going back to the days of our Sages. One story that comes to mind is about the head of the local Mafia in Israel, the biggest gangster named Resh Lakesh, who was so tough that nobody messed with him. At the same time there was one of the greatest of the sages living in Israel named Rebbe Yochanan.
Rebbe Yochanan had his back turned to Resh Lakesh once when he was bathing in an outdoor pool, and the gangster mistook the Rebbe for a beautiful woman who was bathing there. Being the flamboyant gangster-type, Resh Lakesh jumped into the pool from a tall building and discovered he was a man when Rebbe Yochanan turned around.
Rebbe Yochanan was so impressed by the passion displayed by Resh Lakesh that he told him, “Listen, if you would only elevate your passion from your desire for a woman to knowing G-d’s Torah and G-d’s will, then I will give you in marriage to my sister who is much more beautiful than I am.”
Resh Lakesh, formerly the notorious gangster, eventually became the Rebbe’s #1 study partner and one of the greatest sages of his generation. This story is a great example of reframing passion that’s fallen to passion that’s reclaimed in a holy way.
12. FREEDOM FROM WORRY AND NEGATIVITY HEALING [‘…….Hashleich al Hashem yehavcha/ Toss up to Hashem your burden…’]
Bring up from the subconscious to a conscious state, any negativity that you feel or have in your life….identify the 2 main sources of your bad feeling—the need to control and/or the need to get approval ….send up these inner feelings on a cloud to Hashem –for Him to take care of ….feel the experience of mind freedom and being worry free that you enjoy after doing this exercise and the cumulative effect that you gain after doing this repeatedly….also feel how the more that you do this , the more that you free your mind up to encounter your challenges with genuine creativity and innovation….
This idea of turning over your feelings to Hashem has proven very useful and practical idea to me over the years. It’s a mind-clearing idea, often expressed, “Let go and let G-d.” It means let go of resistances, which is a good strategy anywhere, anytime, in any situation.
We need to understand that giving up the struggle is probably the biggest part of what Buddhism is all about, and about half of what Judaism is all about. We give up the struggle, and then we struggle. Meaning, we give up the struggle totally, and then we take it upon ourselves to fix things up. I say this proudly because that’s what makes us as Jews, we walk with that paradox. And in my humble opinion, it’s the best of both worlds this way!
That’s what we do to open up a flow and to have a lot of trust in G-d, to believe he’s really going to take care of it. We have to want to be free. We need a deep inner desire to give up the burden because we don’t want to carry it around anymore.
13. MELT THE DARKNESS HEALING [‘…..Lo tira mipachad Layla/ Don’t be afraid of the fear of the night…..’]
Collect all of your negativities one by one into a big wax ball …..fill yourself up with light—the light of trusting in Hashem to come through for you and loving and being loved by Hashem and in knowing that hiding inside of the pain is Hashem , and when you find Him there, the pain disappears….gather all this collected and concentrated light into an imaginary vessel and direct this light at the big wax ball of darkness ….keep the light shining on the wax ball until you see and feel that you’ve melted away all of the darkness…..notice afterwards the experiential as well as the real life effect…..
The source of this idea is the Baal Shem Tov who taught us that if we search for G-d in the pain, and discover that G-d is the source of the pain, then the pain can go away. Because where G-d is there is no negativity. We can find G-d in any part of our lives to get rid of negativity and bring healing and positivity into that part of us.
That’s the idea here – bring all the negativities into one big, wax ball, and then bring G-d into it and watch it melt away.
I’ve seen long-term, powerful effects of healing in myself and others by the use of this tool. It’s not difficult and it’s very effective.
I think it’s really important to walk with this outlook, this belief that anywhere there is darkness in life, hiding beneath it or inside it is G-d. G-d is hiding inside challenge, difficulty and confusion, all of it, any darkness.
If we understand that G-d is hiding underneath all of that, and he wants us to find him there, like a game of hide-and-go-seek, he’s hiding from us. But when we find him, the darkness goes away and things change. Even if we keep this in mind and just do it a little bit, things change in our lives.
This is sort of a Divine purging exercise. The more we understand it and believe in it, the more we see it and actually do it, the more we bring light into our lives where darkness was formerly found.
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