When the Centre first opened KCA, there was a grand total of maybe 2-3 kids in the school, and the worst freaking teachers you ever saw in your life. I remember my daughter Arielle, who was only 10, teaching her teacher how to spell. He couldn’t spell anything right.
Don’t think I wasn’t a teeny bit nervous putting Arielle and Coby into this brand new kabbalah day school as the very first kids. They were guinea pigs without question.
But I remember the Rav took me aside at the start of Coby Phillips first school year at KCA. The Rav explained that of course the secular education at this point in the school’s initial launch is not as sophisticated as the public or private schools in Beverly Hills. The Rav said but at this school, the children receive the Light, Kabbalah, and the 99% which includes everything. The Rav looked me in the eye and said, “Isn’t that right, Billy?” I smiled and replied, “Absolutely, Rav.”
So Coby spent the next few years at KCA. And then the next grade he was going into was not offered at KCA. So now it was time for him to go to a private Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills, called Hillel.
After the first semester, the teachers told us that Coby had a learning disability. Huh? He was way behind all the children in all of the different subjects. He got F’s almost all across the board on his report card.
Pay attention: Right then and there I could’ve said, Kabbalah does NOT work. What a waste of time, all of this 99% Light BS! My kid wasted three years of his life in the wrong school missing out on an education. I could’ve also quit the Centre and I would have had ALL the evidence that this was insane.
I didn’t do that.
I had experienced too many miracles in my own life.
I had experienced too many miracles that I saw from the Rav and Karen. I mean, i suppose I could deny the miracles and say it was all just coincidence, but I did not want to be like the Israelites in the Torah who always forgot about their miracles and blessings. The Rav always hammered that point about how we always forget the miracles and then we blame.
So I let go of my worry and my dbout. To be perfectly frank, this was a very easy situation for me to let go.
So Marianne and I sat Coby down that night after dinner and discussed his report card and what the teachers told us.
It was an extremely brief discussion. I said Coby, do you remember we taught you about the 99%? He nodded. I said, Does the Rav love you? He nodded. I said, Can you connect to the 99% if you want to? He nodded. I said, good, now bring in the Light and turn this around. He smiled and ran off to play.
That was it. Short conversation.
Second semester straight A’s. Across the board.
He had straight A’s every single year in Hillel after that.
He flourished ever since. I watched it with my own eyes. And the Kabbalistic wisdom he learned and lived is absolutely priceless, to this very day.
And the impact the school and the Kabbalah Centre had on all my four kids, beyond words. I could write a book of miracles.
The scary part for me, was that if I would’ve quit the path, if I had chosen to doubt and judge the kabbalah school on a 1% basis with my rational consciousness, I would have been totally right!!! I had the evidence. The secular studies that very first year were way below standards. But I wanted my son to have the Light and wisdom of Kabbalah. But if I had quit then and there, I would lived the rest of my life believing I was right and creating that very reality with my own consciousness and belief system. Wow. As the Rav told me often, this is a serious and difficult path.
Consciousness creates reality. Some see the glass half empty. Some see it half full. That metaphor is over-used but it’s stunning in it’s truth and depth and Kabbalistic power.
For instance, I have perfect certainty right now. My free will is to either have certainty in my doubts or certainty in the wisdom I learned in the Kabbalah Centre.
If I have certainty in my doubts, I will manifest that reality. Self-fulfilling prophecy on steroids. The universe is indifferent. God does not intervene. We either plug in or disconnect. That is the gift of free will and our divine right.
This is only one small example (but hugely important because it involved my beautiful son) of the miracles that I have received from the Centre for my wife, my kids, and myself, all because I did the most difficult thing on planet earth…
I rejected certainty in my doubts and in my complaints and I placed it in everything the Centre taught me and showed me and I made sure to not forget the miracles that I had experienced.
It takes miraculous energy sometimes for me to have certainty in the good and to conquer the doubts about what I think is happening in front of me. But a miracle of human nature is what stirs the miracles in mother nature.
As the Rav told me, the mess this world is in will only be fixed by pure, wondrous miracles. We will never think our way out of this mess, we will never legislate our way out of this cesspool! We need Light to banish the darkness.
We need miracles to truly elevate the world and to heal all of the people who are hurting and in pain.
I know it’s my personal responsibility to keep eradicating my own darkness, my own ugly ego, in order to contribute a bit of Light and miracle energy into the world. If this story touched you in any way, please understand that THIS is Kabbalah. We can all have this miracle energy and joy. But you have to pay for it. With your ego. With responsibility. We can focus on the good or we can go to LA Fitness and not use the equipment and just judge all the overweight people who are in the gym and talk about them for hours. I go to the gym to work out. If I don’t use the equipment, it’s my fault. And I would never expect to see my local LA Fitness filled with skinny ripped bodies. People who are overweight or out of shape are the ones who go to the gym. So why be surprised when you see that?
I want to build my miracle muscle. How? Well, to build my physical muscle I use a barbells and I create resistance on the muscle.
When I want to build my miracle muscle, I create resistance against my ego. The ego is the key to miracles. Thank God for ego. If you feed it, you get darkness. If you resist it, you get miracles.
It’s not any more complicated than that.
Just don’t let the ego fool you into looking outside, instead of looking at it!