January 2, 2014
Originally recorded: March 19, 2009
In this lecture recorded on Shabbat Vayakhel-Pikudei, Michael explains how this portion presents us with a powerful opportunity to awaken the power of unity and love, just as the Israelites did during the forty nine days they were in the desert before the revelation at Mount Sinai. Creating unity and growing our sense of responsibility are the keys that allow us to experience a world free of chaos. We also learn how damaging our need for approval can be.
One of the major spiritual connections kabbalists make on the Sabbath is the reading of a weekly Bible portion. These consciousness lectures present lessons on each week's portion to elevate our consciousness and create awareness of the spiritual energy and gifts that are available through the reading of a Torah Scroll. With greater awareness and an awakened consciousness, we can connect to the Light revealed each week and use it as support in our ongoing spiritual work.