This week's Parsha Tool is based on a teaching of the Baal Shem Tov [one of
the greatest spiritual inheritors and teachers of R. Shimon bar Yochai's Torah
and legacy]; He teaches that any pain or illness [or any negativity for that
matter], is in essence only an illusory 'Klipa' [shell or covering] of the Divine
presence that's trapped and hidden inside of it.
Reveal the hidden Divine presence and you bust the illusion –
and the pain and the source of the pain disappear.
Here's the tool [as it was taught to me very recently];
A. Close your eyes and choose the pain that you want to deal with. This may be
a physical, emotional, spiritual pain--or any other type....
B. Pay attention to the form or image that the pain conjures up in your mind's
Eye - such as a grey blob or a rock...etc...
C. Place that image in front of you and stare it 'straight in the eyes' [so to
speak], and then begin to shine on it Divine light similarly to the way one
shines a laser beam. The Divine Light energy consists of the following;
1. EMUNA POWER - Fill yourself up with a deep Emuna that all is from
Hashem and there is nothing but Hashem and all is for the best...etc. etc... and
then direct that light of Emuna directly at this image saying, 'I know that truly
there's nothing else there but Hashem'.
2. HELPLESS DVAIKUS POWER--- Passionately ask Hashem to reveal Himself
here and now in the midst of this pain because 'I simply have tried everything
and am helpless to do it without Your[ Hashem's] help...
3. ANY OTHER WAYS OF ACCESSING DIVINE LIGHT THAT WORKS FOR YOU -
such as trusting that Hashem will come through for you as he's done
countless times before.....or else unleash a primal gut level scream summoning
Divine help.....or else say Emuna-based Torah verses over and over again...etc.. etc...
4. DON'T LET GO - Despite the fact that holding in front of you this painful
image is in itself painful, DON'T LET GO and don't leave this place until you've
obliterated all layers of darkness and all that fills your mind is pure light!
5. SEAL AND SOLIDIFY THIS HEALING PROCESS--- by thanking Hashem and
then sending this brilliant released light to all other related pains and blocksthat you and everyone you know and love may have...