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Zohar Class With Eitan Yardeni

Va'era: Connecting to our Greatness

Published: December 9, 2013
Originally recorded: January 11, 2010

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Lesson Highlights

  • The Ten Plagues removes layers of negativity from Egypt and from our souls
  • Four steps of Redemption: “bring you out,” “deliver you out of bondage,” “redeem you,” and “take you to Me”
  • Smallness (katnut) and greatness (gadlut)
  • Revealing our greatness
  • The sefirot and levels of greatness
  • Beginning a process with greatness is necessary to achieve the final goal
  • Coming out of Egypt: initial greatness is a gift from above
  • Keeping a gift by going through a period of smallness
  • The cycle of General (klal) and Particular (p’rat)
  • Balance between balance of General and Particular is necessary to reveal Light
  • The Opponent has influence in the smallness when the Light is concealed
  • We can only become the creator of our lives in times of smallness
  • Revealing our garbage during times of smallness
  • The power of the mind is greater than the power of the emotions
  • Accepting times of smallness and seeing sadness as a process to greatness
  • Sadness is not an enemy
  • Rav Chaim Vital and constant growth: balanced and calm thinking, seeing one’s final day on earth, and developing trust in the Light
  • Feeling the vision and seeing the end in the process

Lesson Description

The kabbalists reveal that Egypt is a code for the negativity and Desire to Receive for the Self Alone that we battle in our spiritual work. Join Eitan as he explores how the portion of Va'era helps us come out of our personal Egypt and achieve the greatness that is meant for each of us to experience.

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Written 2,000 years ago by Rav Shimon Bar Yochai, the Zohar explains all of the secrets of the Bible, the Universe and every aspect of life. The Zohar class is a weekly journey to understand the energy and challenges that will confront us during the week and how we can elevate our consciousness to prevent chaos from occurring in our lives.

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