January 2, 2014
Originally recorded: May 30, 2009
On Shavout we are given the gift of being able to "taste and see the Light is good". We also receive new senses and a new heart and the ability to become a completely new person, however that does not mean that we will receive them. As Michael explains, this shabbat we have the ability to taste secrets, to receive energy and not just wisdom from our study and spiritual work. On Shavuot we worked to become a completely new person. On this shabbat, with the assistance of the Baal Shem Tov, we can begin to recieve that tremendous gift.
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.