Restricting from Drug Use

Main Menu

Events & Classes

Main Menu


Become a Member

Find more wisdom and practices to elevate your self, your life, and the people around you. From weekly articles and videos to live-streamed and in-Centre classes and events, there is a membership plan for everyone.

View Membership Plans
Featured Membership:
Onehouse Community
  • Benefits include:
  • Join interactive webinars each week
  • Watch full-length courses on-demand
  • Enjoy discounts on events, guidance services & products*
  • And much more...
  • Join Today
  • *At participating locations. Restrictions apply.
Main Menu


Go even deeper into the wisdom of Kabbalah with personalized guidance and chart readings.
Free Consultation With a Teacher

Our dedicated instructors are here to help you navigate your spiritual journey.

Request Yours
Kabbalistic Astrology Chart Reading

Learning about our soul through an astrological chart helps to give more meaning and greater understanding to the experiences we face, the people we know, the work we do, and the forks in the road.

Book a Chart Reading
Personal Guidance – Kabbalah Centre Services

One-on-one personalized sessions with an instructor to delve deeply into an area that interests you or support where you need it most. Meetings span from relationships to tikkune to deep Zohar study, all customized especially for you.

Book a Guidance Session

Restricting from Drug Use

Yehuda Guez
July 30, 2015
Like 2 Share Comments


What's the kabbalistic point of view about smoking pot and doing "natural" drugs? I have never smoked pot or used any other kind of drug, but my BF smokes and I have a conflict with that. I don't think one should need to smoke anything to feel ok, or relaxed, or happy. I don't know how to handle it. Thank you so much in advance! ~MG


Kabbalah teaches about restriction. According to Kabbalah, restriction generates Light, energy, lasting fulfillment, and lasting joy. The opposite of restriction would be instant gratification. Similar to a light bulb, the filament represents restriction without which the light bulb would not generate light. The greater the value of the resistance, the greater capacity for the Light.

We grow up mostly listening to our robotic consciousness or body consciousness, which is led by instant gratification—give it to me now, I need it, I want it now. To apply restriction would require going against that nature and that is hard since it's all we have known. If a person has a great capacity to receive for the self alone or is often a victim of his own instant gratification, there can be an equal capacity to reveal Light if that amount is transformed by restriction.

Kabbalah teaches there is no coercion in spirituality; we can't force someone to become a better person or choose a better path. But maybe you can find a way to inspire, to be an example so the realization would come by itself. Try for your own sake to focus on your own spiritual work and don't take it personally if a person is stagnant. Trust that with the Light everything is possible starting with each and every one of us, one person at a time.

Best of luck!

For more information I would recommend reading The Power of Kabbalah or take one of our classes at your nearest Kabbalah Centre. Online classes also available on Kabbalah University.