Kabbalist Rav Berg asks the question: Who rules in this world? Physicality or consciousness? The Rav said that, currently, physicality rules because physicality is all around us and we fall to the illusion.
The physicality is always there, right in front of us, to remind us of its power.
And then, there is also the ego, which only strengthens our belief in physicality, so that we ignore the power of our consciousness. All we see is physical matter and space all around us and we fail to see that consciousness is everywhere.
We must rise above this illusion of physicality and realize that consciousness is everything. Because the moment we believe physicality is more powerful, our innate power of mind-over-matter will now transfer all that power to matter. We make it so, we make it happen, by our belief in matter’s power over us.
The physical world, by its presence, and the Opponent’s singular goal is to make us believe that matter is more powerful than mind.
The Rav said for Jacob, the sun did not rise and the sun did not set.
Because Jacob could be at either side of the earth instantly through his consciousness. Therefore, the sun was always shining and never setting.
Jacob did not actually have to travel to both ends of the earth. He did not have to travel at all because here and there is the same place. There is no space and no distance and no motion. For Jacob there was no east or west or north and south.
It was all one.
The only purpose of the physical world, the Rav said, is to impress us with the false illusion that we cannot be in many places at the same time. We believe we need a plane, or we need a car, or we need to walk in order to move across this world of time, space and motion. In truth, our consciousness has the power to teleport us anywhere, instantly. But again, it’s not really teleportation because that implies motion. The underlying hidden reality is that we can be everywhere at once.
But the physical world is constantly convincing us that we cannot.
DECODING THE WORD MESSIAH
The Rav asks the question: Why does the Bible tell us that the Messiah is going to arrive riding a donkey? Can’t the Messiah fly in? Or why can’t he arrive on a horse? Maybe even a white horse? Why a donkey? Instead of asking these questions, we are all sitting around waiting for the Messiah to arrive.
The Hebrew word for donkey and the word for matter are almost identical. They are made up of the same letters.
חמור — donkey
חוֹמֶר — matter
The Kabbalists tell us that this is a code for mind-over-matter. The concept of the Messiah riding and ruling over the donkey is really all about the human mind ruling over matter.
The Messiah is within all of us.
Instead of waiting for a Messiah to arrive, we are really waiting for mind-over-matter to arrive.
And instead of waiting for mind-over-matter we need to get busy reclaiming this power, because we surrendered it and handed it over to matter by our (ego’s) belief in matter’s superiority.
The only thing that prevents us from reclaiming mind-over-matter is our doubts—caused by ego—which makes us believe that matter is more powerful. And then, that very belief makes it so.
LOSING DOUBT, GAINING MIND OVER MATTER
The power to remove all of our doubt is given to us by the meditative scanning of the Zohar every day. This power is given to us by acts of uncomfortable sharing, and by the Torah reading during the Sabbath, and by allowing our ego to get pummeled in our day-to-day life.
Instead of using our ego to react and fight against other people’s ego, we must let our ego become diminished. As we rule over our ego, our mind rules over matter. Each time we resist our reactions and let go, we reclaim an equal measure of mind over matter.
Wow. How simple a formula for mind-over-matter is that?
But it’s not easy.
The Rav said that God will never bring forth the Messiah to save us.
We must save ourselves by unleashing our God-given power of mind-over-matter.
Only our ego separates us from willing paradise into existence.
The ego fills us with doubt about….EVERYTHING!
Doubt is our only opponent in the game of life.