January 2, 2014
Originally recorded: April 13, 2009
In this must see lecture from Shabbat Shmini, Michael reveals why the seven weeks following Pesach are a challenging period of time. This period known as the Omer is a gift to help us connect to the Gates of Purity and achieve higher spiritual levels and ultimately remove chaos from our lives and the world. This shabbat we gain the strength to persevere through our spiritual work and push until it is complete. Michael also discusses the importance of seeing the big picture and how vital it is to connect to the big picture.
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.