THE BLESSING OF DARKNESS

Now is a good time to watch again an earlier video I posted a while back. It helps us to remember a profound Kabbalistic insight: The good and positive traits we are born with do not win us any points in the game of life. Our wonderful nature will not generate any blessings from the 99% reality, the source of all wisdom and happiness. Rather, it is our darkest traits and the dirtiest deeds we have ever done that become the source of our greatest blessings.

You gotta be kidding?

That’s what you’re asking yourself now, right?

Well, it’s true. It’s a fundamental teaching of Kabbalah and a spiritual law of the universe.

However, our rotten traits ONLY rain blessings upon us provided we admit our previous negative actions and search deep, deep within to find the concealed negative character traits buried inside. The moment we find them and dedicate ourselves to transforming them for good, not only do we cleanse all karmic debt and repair the damage, but even better; those very sins transform into blessings in our lives. In fact, that is how we receive blessings. It’s all about our darkness. But we have to transform that darkness into Light in order to arouse the miracles and blessings.

And the transformation has to be permanent. The change of character must be authentic and genuine. When it is, our darkest deeds become our brightest Lights.

This is why the Opponent (the force called Satan) arouses guilt, shame, embarrassment and major denial within us when it comes to admitting our jealousy, our envy, our previous dark actions, and our negative and dark thoughts. This is to prevent us from identifying the Opponent and then eradicating his influence in our lives. This is how he stays alive and active, keeping us imprisoned in a world of chaos and pain.

If we defend our actions, or deny them, it means we believe the Opponent is us. We believe the force of ego is our true self. This is why we defend our ego as powerfully as any high-priced defense attorney. Only when we make the SEPARATION between our true self and the ego, the Opponent and our soul, are we able to admit ANYTHING without any guilt or shame or embarrassment. However, that separation takes a life time of work and it happens gradually, like peeling back the layers of an onion.

At first it’s embarrassing to admit our garbage. It’s bitter. As we gradually grow and elevate using the technology and tools of Kabbalah, we begin to feel the sweetness as we realize that each time we uproot, admit and transform an ugly part of our nature, we are moving towards greater blessings in our lives.

This is what humanity has failed to figure out.

Imagine if politicians spent their time admitting their faults, weaknesses, crimes, and nasty deeds on both sides of the political spectrum. Imagine if nations — friends and foes — started doing the same.

What would happen, according to Kabbalah, is that BOTH sides would then transform their particular world and situation receiving untold blessings, good fortune, happiness and miracles in return. But we don’t believe that. Why? Because the force called Satan/Ego makes it difficult for enemies and opposite political parties to admit their faults by awakening fear, paranoia, selfishness and other emotional weapons that enslave us. We cling to ego and we are addicted to self-interest never once realizing that we are creating our own hell on earth in the process. We do not realize that if we did the opposite, we would transform the world into paradise, beyond what we dare to even dream about. What a secret!

The Zohar and Kabbalah offer us the opportunity to start making those changes. Now.

It begins with you and all your nasty, ugly traits. Those negative qualities and all your previous sins are wonderful and beautiful the moment you decide to change—and then you make that change.

Righteous people are not those who are born righteous and leave this world righteous. True righteous individuals are those who are born wild, mean, angry and selfish and find the courage to change. The degree of change determines the degree of holiness a person achieves.

Rabbi Akiva, the great Kabbalist of 2000 years ago, was a higher soul than Moses because Rabbi Akiva changed from the ultimate negativity to the ultimate positivity. He was the reincarnation of Cain, the man who committed the first murder, killing his brother Abel. From the dark, came the Light.

Below is a short clip of “righteous” people who have embraced the path of change. May it inspire you to tell everyone all of your negative traits and motivate you to change and bring illumination and blessings and miracles to your life this year by doing so.

Billy Phillips

Billy Phillips has been a student of Kabbalist Rav Berg and Karen Berg since 1989. He has been instrumental in helping to make Kabbalah accessible for the masses working on both private and public projects under the guidance of Kabbalist Rav Berg. He has lectured on a variety of topics, most notably the profound connection between Kabbalah, Christianity, Islam and the world of Science.

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  1. Most powerful post Billy!

    “[Resh Lakish taught:] Great is repentance, because through it deliberate sins are accounted as though they were merits” (BT Yoma 86b).

    Jethro redeemed the good aspect of his soul-root Cain:

    http://thenutgarden.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/the-earth-opened-its-mouth-and-swallowed-them-2/

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