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The Day of Atonement

As humans we are all bound to sin and make mistakes. It is for this reason that the soul needs a means to ask for forgiveness and a space to make corrections – this is the way it is brought back in line with its higher purpose and respect for humankind.

In the Jewish tradition, Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is a very special ritual. It celebrates a deep and meaningful connection to the Creator and it encourages the humbleness of the individual’s ego to acknowledge sin and ask for forgiveness. The ritual also requires abstinence – a powerful message to the soul that despite the discomfort of deprivation – which is difficult for both body and soul – both can survive and purify themselves. Through cleansing, a purer and more sublime self emerges.

One cannot refer to this Jewish celebration without honouring the heroic Queen Esther, a smart and beautiful woman. Persian in origin, her name contains all the secrets of the future. The knowledge contained in these secrets is the tool to bridge and elevate the physical world to a new dimension – connecting the outside physical universe with the inner spiritual level.

With Creation came Light...

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Words, wisdom and the power of silence

As verbal as we may be as human beings, the power of our wisdom lays in our silence not our words. The loudest message of love is the one that is not heard; receiving this gift is a blessing.

Speech is one of man’s most powerful means of communication, but it will lose its effectiveness unless it is governed by silence. The word has a purpose. Its higher meaning facilitates the spreading of wisdom; on a practical level it serves the body and soul to express their needs; in return, these will be met – whether with something material for the body or understanding for the soul.

As our wise ancestors used to say, “the border of wisdom is silence”. Irrespective of the words expressed, these are inherently created in the soul; voiced externally through the mouth, speech may create either good or a bad energy. When a person thinks and speaks through Light, that person is an influence of goodness that generates positivity and abundance.

For man to speak with wisdom, man must learn to listen...

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