Bamidbar: Finding Life in the Desert

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Zohar Class With Eitan Yardeni

Bamidbar: Finding Life in the Desert

Published: December 20, 2013
Originally recorded: May 23, 2011

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Lesson Highlights

  • Bamidbar: "In the desert, the wilderness"
  • Discovering the significance of being in the desert
  • Understanding the meaning of "counting"
  • The desert as the opposite of ego: profound humility
  • Aligning ourselves to being É??created in the image of GodÉ?ù
  • Desert Consciousness and how our behavior reveals when we are there
  • Cynicism, feelings of self importance, lack of patience, and anger show us our lack of Desert Consciousness
  • The paradox of being Desert Consciousness while still being energized and confidence
  • Moses achieved the highest level of leadership while maintaining this consciousness
  • Connecting us to our root of our soul through the process of counting
  • The concept of Ibur (assistance from righteous souls) and how it relates to counting
  • Moses counted the number righteous souls connected to each Israelite
  • Attracting righteous souls and angels
  • Without the support of angels and an Ibur we cannot reach our next level
  • Releasing the power of positive angels on Friday night of Shabbat
  • Three ways to connect to righteous souls: extreme actions of sacrifice, serious study, and visiting gravesites
  • Not being in the moment comes from a lack of Desert Consciousness
  • Daily self assessment: Are we operating in Ego Consciousness or Desert Consciousness

Lesson Description

The story of Bamidbar, which literally means É??in the desertÉ?ù, explains how humility and positive actions can attract righteous souls to support our journey toward wholeness so that we too will bloom in the desert. Eitan transforms what would appear as unappealing, being in a desert, into something attractive and nurturing to the soul. The idea of "springs in the desert" comes alive when we understand the true meaning of desert consciousness and how it can help elevate our soul to connect to our true image as described in Genesis: man was created in the image of God.

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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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