Kabbalistic Concepts

We Are Not Being Punished

Yes, a lot of us want this, that, and the other thing. Nothing wrong with admitting it: Everybody wants something. But our job is to find a way to locate that negative space inside us that we can change and convert to help us bring our energy back to our Source: the Light force of God.

If we can do this, if we can learn how to return to our Source, we will understand that there is no such a thing as a victim and no such a thing as being punished. God does not punish us. Nature does not punish us. If we play around with electrical wires and don’t know what we’re doing, we are going to get a shock. That’s what happens; there is no punishment involved. We can say, “Well, I didn’t know,” and yes, it is true: All too often, we don’t know or cannot see that what we are doing is metaphorically crossing the wires.

What we can do is live in a state of mindfulness—being mindful of how we treat each other, mindful about the words that we say. We need to be mindful because if I write this and I can’t walk the talk, then I have no right to do so, and you as people, all of you need to do the same. There must be the concept of a divinity and a love that can be for all of us together.

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