Aquarius Newsletter: Tilting Towards Greatness
Tilting Towards Greatness
by Yehuda Berg
Thousands of years ago, the Zohar described the era we now live in with two words, “woe and blessed.” Woe refers to a time of great upheaval, terror, and pain, affecting us both personally and globally. During this time, the Zohar predicted the immune system of humankind would be under attack. Diseases both new and old would torment us. There would be global wars and acts of terror, as well as the destruction of our environment.
But it also predicted that through these global and personal tragedies humanity would come to realize that anything procured through the ego is illusionary and fleeting. It spoke of this era as “blessed,” a time of peace, tranquility, enlightenment, and eternal fulfillment. Disease would be decimated. Chaos would no longer exist. Joy would be everywhere.
Clearly we have been given a choice.
Violence in the world is not aimless chaos. Disease is not a haphazard occurrence. Terrorism is not random madness. Earthquakes are not acts of God. All these negative phenomena are born within the darkness that is created when our collective reactive behavior disconnects us all from the spiritual realm.
Grasping this difficult truth is the prerequisite to effecting true change.
The state of the world is merely the sum total of the interactions of humanity. Black holes in space, tornados in Oklahoma, crime in our community, peace among nations—everything depends on the interactions between one human being and another.
When the ancient sages declared that the earth is the center of the universe, they were not speaking about physical coordinates. They were speaking in spiritual terms. Our spiritual actions, be they reactive or proactive, drive the cosmos.
The simple reactive act of yelling at your friend, speaking abusively to your children, or cheating on your taxes tilts your life and the entire world to the side of “woe.” You may want to read that last sentence again. And again. This is a heavy burden we carry.
By the same token, each act of restriction—when you reel in your ego by admitting your jealousies to those you envy, or you give up your long-held, brilliant opinions for the sake of unifying with an opposing party, or you resist the urge to gain honor and prestige for yourself—tilts your existence, as well as all existence - toward the blessed.
Living with authentic accountability is perhaps the most difficult of all tasks. The beauty of Aquarius is it gives us the extra energy our souls need to change the world by looking inward and changing ourselves. And it helps to know that we are coming to the aid of the entire world when we do so.
No longer are we to consider ourselves victims. From this point onward, we must accept responsibility for the rotten stuff that happens in our lives. We must admit that we are the cause. And being the cause is a good thing because only then can we help ourselves – and help others as well.
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About the Author:
Yehuda Berg is Co-Director of the Kabbalah Centre International and author of many best-selling books such as The Power of Kabbalah, 72 Names of God, and The Power to Change Everything.