Find Self Awareness With KabbalahWhat is the common theme between Madonna, Leonardo Di Caprio, the Beckhams, Paris Hilton, and (last, but not least) Mick Jagger? They’ve all adopted an ancestral and mystical Jewish tradition that was formerly reserved for only scholars. Kabbalah has been modernized and popularized by the stars in showbiz.
What is Kabbalah?
Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that reveals how the universe and life work, through practicing Kabbalah one can achieve fulfillment and learn to appreciate their life for all it has to offer. Kabbalah teaches principles that can be applied to all faiths and religions so that you can feel connected to the universe at a core level and therefore achieve long-lasting happiness and well-being.
It’s Madonna, rechristened Esther, who has been the active ambassador of Kabbalah’srevivalin the 21st century, going as far as funding centers in New York and London to explaining Kabbalah to children through books and videos. Before you dismiss Kabbalah as an accult movement explore what the tradition can offer you in regards to a new self-perspective, your qualities, weakness, and growing potential.
Origins of the Kabbalah
The Kabbalah would be the origin of the “secret oral law” given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai at the same time of the written law (the Torah). The objective of this ancestral tradition passed on through word of mouth through the centuries is to guide an individual through self-awareness, to have them discover their celestial origins and be aware of their powers and capacities. In fact, if man has been created in God’s image, he’s the summary of creation. He has in him every memory of the world, the “Universe’s archives.”
It’s the recognition of this invisible command that allows someone to increase their level of awareness,enlighten their heart and mind in order to better manage their daily life. Teaching this ancient wisdom of Kabbalah started with the Zohar or Book of Splendor that was written in the 13th century, constructed around the Tree of Life.
Helpful Work Tool: Tree of Life
The cosmic universe is symbolized by the Tree of Life. At the time, the tree represented the Universe and the psychic areas of human beings. It rises from the physical work up towards the invisible and spiritual worlds.
The Tree of Life is a powerful tool used for meditation and improving oneself. Each of its ten energetic centers supplies an area to explore. Whether you need love, equality, strength, or something else, the Tree of Life helps connect you to an energy (or Sephiroth) with the goal of developing the universal qualities that the tree contains.
Symbol of Kabbalah Followers: The Red Bracelet
A thin read bracelet that adorns the wrist of Kabbalah followers (not to be confused with the Red Ribbon associated with AIDS) is a protective charm against the “Evil Eye.”
In order to wear it, you must go through a traditional ritual that consist of turning the bracelet around your left wrist 7 times while reciting a Hebraic prayer that can be found in a user’s manual.
Once the bracelet is tied, you have to keep it on between 28 days and 7 weeks, or whichever period includes one complete lunar cycle. It’s in this way that Britney Spears threw away her bracelet, declaring “I don’t study Kabbalah anymore, my child is my religion.”