A Time For Miracles
This week is Chanukah, and according to the kabbalists, this is the holiday of miracles.
But what do we mean when we say “miracles”?
At Chanukah, we speak about the miracle that one day’s-worth of oil lasted for eight days. In truth, the real miracle is not what happened in those eight days but what has happened and continues to happen during this week throughout the generations. Chanukah is the time when we can return our consciousness to the place where all that exists is Light. This is the miracle available to us during this week: access to a dimension of pure Light and perfection.
If we are not a part of that Energy, then we are finite. Without Light, we are just physical beings in physical bodies: We wake up, go to work, come home, watch TV and go to bed, only to wake up the next day and do it all over again.
When we light the candles of Chanukah, we are actually igniting the Light within ourselves—the Light that binds us with all the other souls of humanity and elevates us beyond the physicality and limitations of the “me.” And when there are enough people that are connected to this Light, with everyone fighting against the negativity within themselves, the Cosmic Energy will come down and tell us, “I’ll be there with you all. “
This week, we have the opportunity to really understand that regardless of the circumstances—whether we are sick or well, whether we are in a good space or a bad one, whether we are financially sound or a little bit rocky—all there is, truly, is Light. And we are candles.
The minute we forget this, we have forgotten why we were put on this earth in the first place. When we find ourselves in the dark, however, it takes only one little candle to make the difference between being able to see our path or not being able to see it.
And that is the real miracle of Chanukah.
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