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RYSchwartz Musical Mystical Melave Malke in Queens NYC 2010

Rabbi Schwartz Motzi Shabbos Meditation in Queens


Dear friends,

greetings from ‘THE CITY’….as part of our Masters Project [the Healing Track], I send you this teaching;

KABBALISTIC HEALING    (Facilitating the Flow)

Shalom and blessings



What do the Jewish Sources, both the mystical and revealed ones, teach us about the essence of healing?  We can probable sum it up in four words;  FACILITATING THE DIVINE FLOW.

To rephrase this, its all about facilitating “the all of me flow”.

When this full expression is blocked up, and the Divine influence is not integrated directly, or through an internal source, or an external source, then the lack of the healing flow rears its ugly face in any number of ways; whether in body or soul, or any other construct or process.

With this understanding, we will present a Kabbalistic healing system based on a three part formula: (a) direct Divine integration; (b) Internal alignment; (c) External alignment.


The first states, “….Ani Hashem Rofeicha”; “I am G-d your Healer” (Shmot, Parsha Beshalach, Chapter 15, verse 26).

Our Sages in the Talmud discuss whether or not we can rely solely on Hashem healing us without any human intervention.  Though the conclusion of the discussion is that since we are not on the transcendent level to be able to rely solely on G-d healing, we therefore have PERMISSION to be healed by doctors and healers.

It is not that we truly believe that the doctors or the medical technology is doing the healing; G-d is doing the healing.

The Baal Shem Tov teaches that to the extent that we can identify and connect with G-d’s presence inside of the pain, illness, darkness, etc.,——-the pain, illness and darkness will go away.


The second part of the formula which enables flow, is taught to us by the Arizal.  He teaches that the silent prayer benediction that our Sages coin for healing corresponds to the Sefira of Tifferet (all of the different blessings of the silent prayer correspond to one of the Sefiras or Divine based character traits).

The connection between the Sefira Tifferet and healing can be expressed as an internal balance or harmony.

Just as the Tifferet, which corresponds to the trunk of the body, is the apex that bridges and connects that which is above the trunk with that which is below, as well as bridging the right extremities of the body such as the arms and legs with left extremities, this bridging effect is the key to healing body and soul and all other entities.

When we refocus on our definition of healing as being “flow facilitation”, what then our Tifferet internal alignment prevents one side of the body being more overloaded than the other side.

For example, with regard to a healthy holistic flow of character traits, if a person is leaning too much to the right side, they will be very benevolent in giving, but they will be lacking in the ability to contain that benevolence.

Everyone will benefit whether they are deserving or not, and whether it is harmful or not for the giver.  More left side traits are in order at this point.  The Tifferet balancing/harmonizing effect will cause a resumption of full functionality and full capacity flow.


Here too, the Arizal teaches us how to facilitate maximal healing flow and maximal self expression and actualization.  The action here though is coming mainly from outside of ourselves as opposed to an internal  Sefirotic alignment or Tifferet based harmonizing that we discussed above.

Here we are opening up our receptive powers and sensitivities to integrate the Divine messages of holistic flow being externally sent to us constantly from our environment.

This whole amazing dynamic is otherwise known as the gathering of the Holy Sparks.  Those same Sparks are the missing parts of our souls; they are sent to us through the arousals and stimuli that we resonate with when we are doing a process called “BIRUR” or selection.

When we decide or choose to go with one direction, strategy, decision or choice, and to reject or filter out the undesirable other side or option, that primal choice which we make at all times, whether in a learning process or in life decisions, great or small, when fused with the input with what G-d would have us to decide; that choice is actually a little piece of our soul re-bonding itself to us.

The option that we rejected is the waste matter that would otherwise stop up our flow and prevent ourselves from achieving our maximal capacities.

The more that we are aware, believe and are real with this whole process, the more “SPARKS” we are sent from on high; quantitatively and qualitatively with the utmost speed and impact does the whole process flow.

In tandem with this soul selection process, is a body-sparks-selection process.

The body integrates that which builds it up and filters out (ultimately through urination and defecation) the unwanted matter.  The more impactful the spiritual filtering process, the more impactful will be the physical process as any full time ‘Sparkser’ can testify to.  The more that the selection process is brought all the way down to a doing level with zero or minimal doubts or fuzziness, the more complete will be our bodies digestion process.

The Arizal associates this whole Sparks-selection dynamic with healing.   The same silent prayer (The Amida) benediction that we previously mentioned, i.e. “….Blessed are you Hashem who heals the sick people of Israel”.

Here the teaching is hinted at, not Sefirotically, but through the numerical value of the beginning letters of the benedictions words, producing the word “RAPHACH”; an esoteric term or code word denoting “Sparks-selection”.



1. B.S.M.S.


My contention is that just as instantly effective and universally accepted the Aspirin pill is for the body, so too can this B.S.M.S. Pill potentially do the job for our psyches.  The underlying principle in all four components of the Pill (B.S.M.S.) is to let go and let Hashem take care of it.  The translated verse states in Psalms, Chapter 55, Verse 23; “Toss up to Hashem your burden, and He will take care of you………”.  Here are the components;

B         —-Bitachon — trusting in Hashem that he will come through you just as he has done your entire life.

S —-Sedona — Whatever emotional and physical pain you feel, identify it as being caused by your frustrated need to either control the situation or to receive approval from the situation. Then simply toss up to Hashem that need for control or/and approval, and let it go by turning it over to Him totally, and allow Him to take care of your needs for control and approval. (This exercise done for five minutes a day has remarkable transformative effects if done consistently for a few months to give you peace of mind and many other benefits).

M —-Mikveh — Say to yourself that this painful problem that you are dwelling on presently, is the best possible thing in the world for you and the reason is; ………………….

S —-Supernatural Solution —- Work your way up to maximally want a solution to your painful or sometimes nearly impossible situation, and also maximally believe that Hashem can give you the answer/solution right now. Then close your eyes and wait for that amazing solution to pop into your mind.

*********  B.S.M.S. super express version:

B:  He will come through for me as always

S:  I release to him my need for control and/or approval

M: It’s the best thing for me because ……………..

S:  His solution (that I maximally want and believe in) is……….


Once you have identified where the darkness or the block to a healthy psychic flow is located in your life and in your body (sometimes this involves going into earlier life traumas or even previous life traumas), then simply begin to turn yourself and your intention into being a conduit for Infinite loving and nurturing healing Divine Light energy.  Then direct a constant stream of light/energy to the effected part.  Keep zapping as long as you can or as long as the person still feels the need for more.  An entire group sending Divine Light to one person or to each other is especially effective.


Collect all of the negativities in your life that come into your mind into a big wax ball in your mind’s eye.  Just keep adding more and more little pieces of darkness, pain, confusion, hurt etc. to the wax ball.  Then conjure up in your mind all of the various expressions of Divine Love, Healing and Benevolence that you can think of (you can use the B.S.M.S. strategies above).  Focus on the principle taught to us by the Baal Shem Tov that teaches that to the extent that you reveal Hashem inside the pain, the pain disappears.  With this thought in mind, start zapping these various Divine expressions of Love, etc. as if they are laser beams of light, into the darkness filled wax ball.  Keep directing your laser beams until all the darkness turns into pure light!

stay tuned for more soon B’H,

Shabbat Shalom,


The Presence Series #6 – In a constant state of Kabbalah

In a constant state of kabbalah

[The Presence Series]

‘’…The mystical quest….penetrates to the depth of all thought, all feelings, all tendencies, all aspirations and all worlds from beginning to end….everything is important….there is no lost gesture….all is interdependent, organically related….the mystical vision is the soul of religion …of torah….it’s far reaching unity embraces all creatures…all expressions of life…all objectives and ideals….’’
[R. Avraham Tzvi Kook  ‘’the Lights of Holiness’’]

Let’s explore four dimensions that a true Kabbalist[                     the real one and the one inside of yourself]sees and experiences constantly;

The InfiniteDimension

The Creator is Infinite…….

The Creator’s whole design of the Creation was to hide His infinity from us , until we could discover how to reveal once again that all is infinity…..

One of the essential points of all Kabbalistic teachings, is to reinfintize the finite—thus;

a. the goal of the Tzimtzum [ the creation process of contracting Hashem’s infinite prescence to allow for a creation to exist] creation process is to ultimately reinfinitize it all

b. the goal of the light/vessil evolution process seeking the maximal synchronization between the lights and the vessils that contain them, is to produce a setup of vessils that can contain infinity

c. the goal of the Mitzvot [according to the Kabbalistic consciousness perspective] is to infinitize [and thus liberate] the ACTIONS of reality that we take/do

d. the goal of Mystical Consciousness is to infinitize [and thus, liberate ] THOUGHT

e. the goal of Ratzon [a Kabbalistic state of fusing our WilL with Hashem’s Will ] is to infinitize [and thus liberate] our WILL and our calling in life and our capacities to be the right arm extensions of G-d’s Tikun Olam process

f. the goal of the Divine bridge traits referred to as the Sefirot, are to infinitize all processes and all structures , [including those of our own persona]

g. the goal of the Tikun [rectification] of cosmic brokenness, is to transform reality into a conduit and conductor and environment for infinity

h. the goal of all upper and lower  world interpersonal relationships is to tap into each other’s infinite wellsprings and thereby unify with each other, and thereby reproduce infinite shefa[ abundance for all of the world to be nurtured from

i. ”the [goal and]  innate desire of the soul, is to reunify with the infinite…this is the root of every wanting; noother object, idea or love can satisfy it’s desire. It’s not only what the soul wants, but what all of existence wants.” [Alan Afterman in his work, ‘[Kabbalah and Consciousness]

j. Humanity’s goal of returning to the Garden of Eden’s Paradise state, as well as the Messianic state, is to arrive at a consciousness and a reality , where all that  which was lacking, will be complete—and all that which was finite will be infinite

The Unseen Dimension

Kabbalah is referred to as Chochmat HaNistar [The wisdom of the Hidden or Unseen]

See the vastness of what there is to see[that are normally not seen]
See the vastness of the normally overlooked gifts that people give you
See the vastness of wisdom accessible to you that you normally overlook
See the vastness of coping tools that you constantly create
See the vastness of salvations that Hashem sends you all the time
See the vastness of guidance that G-d constantly sends to you
See the vastness of love that you have in your heart [usually unexpressed]
See the vastness of experiences and life lessons that you have experienced
See the vastness of esoteric energies, angels, soul stirrings calling to you
See the vastness of as yet untapped influences that you can send out

The Unified Dimension

Kabbalah is referred to as the Wisdom of Correspondences—all corresponds to all else so profoundly, that everything comes together in a profound state of unity

1.SEE HOW ALL IS INTER-INCLUDED See how everything is inter-included in everything else—what’s outside of you is also inside of you—what is needed to realize this, is to plug in and feel and resonate and recall—try to feel and resonate inside of yourself, with things that are outside of yourself —whether they be outside of yourself in space or in time—Experiment, keep on pushing the buttons of resonation, until you can truly identify that which is outside of yourself , inside of yourself—until you can feel what a person, a place, a historical happening ….etc…feels like…

2. SEE HOW ALL IS INTERDEPENDENT See how everything is dependent on everything else—- how actions are dependent on words, and how words are dependent on feelings, and how feelings are dependent on thoughts, and how thoughts are dependent on will, and how will is dependent on HIS Will… See how one person’s will, thoughts, feelings, actions and words are dependent on other people’s same faculties, and other’s on them and many people’s on one central person’s, and this one central person’s faculties is dependent on their teachers and their parents and their teacher’s teachers and parent’s parents faculties going back and back to the beginning… See how the animal and plant and mineral kingdoms are dependent upon each other….See how large parts of the world’s people are dependent upon a small part….See how large parts of history are dependent on one specific part….See how all these independent entities are all significant—are all necessary parts of the whole…

3. SEE HOW ALL IS SIGNIFICANT See how the interinclusion and the interdependency of all things, makes everything significant—because everything, in it’s own way and time and place, is absolutely necessary for the needs of everything else—-the body is significant for the soul, the physical is significant for the spiritual, the small is significant for the big, the dark for the light…etc…etc…All is important, all is  valuable, all is complimentary to all else…

4. SEE THE RAMIFICATION[S] OF THIS UNITY See what is learned from this mystical unity –this interincluded, interdependent unity —–See how this unity penetrates to the depths of all dimensions–all thought , all aspirations, all perfection—for when everything fits in, when everything harmonizes, when there is a special place reserved for all things—then there is peace, and there is oneness, and there is goodness, and there is clarity, and there is meaning and the soul of reality is revealed and in control –and then everyone will know and see with the supernal hidden light that all is One and that all is connected together and connected to the Divine source of all life …

The Receptive Dimension

Kabbalah is referred to as the Wisdom of Receiving – a received tradition dating back to Sinai, as  well as a way of engaging reality—through the power and openness of receptivity

1.Be open to receive the totality of LIFE  EXPERIENCES that come your way now and in the past
2.Be open to receive the  ability to choose the positive, goodly and G-dly CHOICES in life
3.Be open to receive the wisdom to know how  to select and redeem your lost soul SPARKS
4.Be open to receive the discernment  to focus on the ESSENCE of everything
5.Be open to receive the sensitivity to feel deeply what others are FEELING and respond properly and lovingly
6.Be open to receive the knowledge needed to hear and act upon your SOUL’S VOICE
7.Be open to receive the understanding that’s required to see how the SMOOTHNESS or lack of it in your life is directing you what to rectify and how
8.Be open to receive the foresight to guide others [and yourself] towards their LIFE CALLING
9.Be open to receive the compassion needed to reach out and help HEAL others
10.Be open to receive all the consciousness that is BEYOND your present level

Blessings ,


By the way

Specifically in the communication realm and as a result of my upcoming trip-

—- june 1-5 Cleveland, june 6-13 Maui, june 13-23 NYC ;

so check out the following if you please;

1. facebook page kaballah maui[advertising my upcoming trip]

2. the facebook page kaballah on maui[my upcoming trip in a more focused way]

3. the facebook page kaballah in new york [my upcoming New York trip]

Parsha Tools and Recipes Booklet

Just added compilation of weekly Parsha Tools and Recipes

(Nov 2005 to Jan 2007)

booklet also in available in  MS Word and  PDF formats

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