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Rabbi Yehuda Berg

On September 11, 2001 we collectively experienced what is known as "The Shattering of All Known Worlds". The World As We Knew It null zoned and ceased to exist. There was no more of our old "normal". This shattering created a huge opening. It cracked open our complacency and threw us into a state of heightened vulnerability. It massively opened our hearts. In an instant, our priorities were completely rearranged. Many of the veils suddenly dissolved and numerous illusions shattered, leaving us in a delicate place that was new and unknown. We had left the old map and entered uncharted territory....
For many, this was a moment of great awakening. We had been thrust out of our old world. It had simply collapsed in upon itself and no longer existed. Although it wasn't at all comfortable to be so vulnerable and open, we knew that we had entered a place which was extremely real. Suddenly stripped of our old illusions, this new place was more real than anything we had ever known. And we realized that we had to become more real and honest than ever before in order to inhabit this Greater Reality. Many people could not handle the uncertainty and fragility of this new world. The openness and realness of it was painfully uncomfortable. They could not go back into the old world because it no longer existed and they were unable to go forward into the Greater Reality.
Hence the creation of an alternate parallel reality. This new parallel reality is not real. It is a land of rampant illusion. It's a place where everything is distorted; a Warped World which represents duality's last stand. Yet, many people have chosen to put themselves there. They have been led there by their fears of the unknown and they are trying very hard to make it real, to pull ever more people into believing that it's all there is. They are feverishly trying to make this fake Warped World into the predominant reality.
The Warped World that has grown out of the ashes of our imploded reality is a world of coldness and hardness; a place of ever escalating violence where love and compassion are dirty words. It's a world of stubborn ignorance, rigid judgment, arrogance, mindless patriotism, religious fanaticism and heartlessness where anger, greed and political expediency rule. It's a land where the perpetrators of hidden agendas have now grown so confident that they are no longer subtle with their manipulations. A place where the majority of the populace has been lulled into a trance which requires a blind following of its policies, religions and leaders. And sadly, it's a place where those who are most exalted are the least qualified and evolved. Over ten years ago, I wrote about a time during our passage through the Doorway of the 11:11 when the gap between the worlds would widen into a great chasm. What I didn't realize then is that this gap would be not be between the World As We Had Known It and the Greater Reality. Instead, that old world is gone and an artificial reality has been put in its place. The gap is between the artificial Warped World and the Greater Reality and it is growing ever wider each day.
The year 2002 symbolizes this gap. We have the two Zeros in between the Twos. The Zeros represent this growing gap. Throughout this year, we will be facing the critically important choice as to which world we will be inhabiting. Since our old status quo no longer exists, this will greatly help us make our decisions as to where we anchor our beings. We can choose to go to sleep and be unconsciously manipulated for another cycle or we can choose to become very real and true and live in the Greater Reality. 2002 is a tremendously important year.... We can no longer straddle both worlds, even if we anted to. The contrast in resonance is too strong. The harmonics cannot blend.
As the new year progresses, these disparate worlds will become increasingly invisible to each other. If we choose to inhabit the Greater Reality, we must be prepared to move our beings and our lives onto a much vaster scale. We need to set aside our fears and start Living Large right now. We must be aligned with our Core Beings all the time. We have to be brutally honest with ourselves and others, following our true feelings and doing what we really want to do.
We must take complete responsibility for our own beings and all our actions. We need to be totally conscious about our personal responses to outer situations. Nothing more, nothing less. Right now, there's a struggle for control of this planet. A sufficient portion of us must be aligned with the Greater Reality in order to reach a state of critical mass which will bring about that long awaited shift in paradigm. We must start consciously nourishing and embodying Love, Compassion and Oneness -- qualities greatly needed upon the Earth at this time.
Living Large and Loving Large are essential to our future survival. To aid us in this process of becoming even more REAL and TRUE, here are some easy antidotes which will powerfully transform old problems. They might sound simplistic, but if you fully incorporate them into your lives, they really work!
Old Problem: Being a Victim. Antidote: Take Full Responsibility for Everything. Accept that YOU chose all your life experiences to give you exactly the lessons you most need.
Old Problem: Lack of Abundanc. Antidote: Be Grateful for Everything Around You. Gratitude turns around Lack. Old Problem: Anger. Antidote: Try huge doses of Compassion and Love. Realize that everyone is doing the best they can with the wareness they are given in each moment. Put yourself in their shoes for awhile.
Old Problem: Difficulties & Struggle.
Antidote: Learn to see the gifts and lessons in them. They are always present. Old Problem: Resentment & Envy.
Antidote: Be grateful that anyone is experiencing something positive. If it happens to others, it opens the door for it to happen to you.
Old Problem: Frustration over Delays & Obstacles.
Antidote: Trust the Perfection of the Timing. We can't force our way through to a state of Right Time, Right Place. Remember the lessons of water: how when there's a hole in its path, it takes awhile to fill up the hole before the water can go on. Or how when water meets an obstacle, it will keep flowing until it finds a way around the blockage. While you are waiting for the big breakthrough, keep making little breakthroughs.
Old Problem: Loneliness.
Antidote: Create a good relationship with yourself. Start expressing your love and respect to everyone and everything around you. It doesn't matter if it's "animate" or "inanimate". Everything has a consciousness and resonance. As the Beatles sang, "The love you take is equal to the love you make."
Old Problem: Thinking Too Much, Worrying.
Antidote: Get physical. Walk, clean, dance, garden, clear out your closet, do yoga, shovel snow.
Old Problem: Self Absorbed.
Antidote: Help others. By serving others, we serve ourselves.
Old Problem: Energies Too Directed Outside of Yourself.
Antidote: Serve yourself. By serving ourself, we serve others.
Old Problem: Low Self Esteem.
Antidote: Do the GO several times a day. Turn the place where you live into a sacred temple honoring your Core Being. Set up an altar, not to Gods and spiritual guides, but to your Core Being. Surround yourself with objects, music, flowers which nourish you.
All the best,
Rabbi Yehuda Berg
Kabbalah Centre