“bh” BALAK is this weeks Torah Portion! the wicked King of Moab…

teaches us about how Balak tried to engage the prophet Balaam for the purpose of cursing the migrating Israelite community. All the curses turned into Blessing!

Many of us live according to our physical needs first and then attend to our spiritual ones. that is not the way G-D intended it for us. the majority of the world is doing things in the wrong order as well as not in priority sequence. that is why we have so much unhappiness, strife and chaos. There will come a day where G-D will reveal himself for everyone to see and we will turn away from our evil ways and be redeemed just as what was meant for our harm, with Balaam’s evil curses turning into blessing… may this transformation take effect in our very own life Today! with the Coming of Moshiach!

This Weeks Torah Portion CHUKAT highlights our strange practice of using the ashes of the Red Heifer to purify us from contact with the dead!

Chukat is the ordinance of the law given to Moses and Aaron from G-D that is inaccessible to Human reason. Finite man cannot understand G-D’s intellect. For those who need an explanation for everything that they are commanded to do it is as if they are playing judge and jury to G-D!

Rising above nature in spirit and soul can only be achieved when we empty our vessel out and fill our vessel up with the word and direction of the Divine Master of the Universe!  Studying G-D’s blueprint of creation… the Bible…we will witness the Creation of the 3rd and Final Temple and usher in an era of World Peace!  Messiah!

Rosh Hashana – A time to reflect and a time for new beginnings

Rosh Hashana begins a 10 day personal reflection which ends on Yom Kippur. As Rosh Hashana quickly approaches, it is time for all of us to reassess our goals and our dreams. We look at our past achievements, our failures, the good times, and the bad. Most importantly, we look for improvement in the days ahead of us.

This past year was a whirlwind for me. Professionally;  I completed 100 hours of a Family Mediation internship, I became a presenter at the Ontario Family Court, and I trained as a Certified Divorce Coach. My Coaching training specifically taught me how to help others become unstuck, how to conquer their doubts, their fears, and how to find the tools to become their best selves. All of which really resonates with what we need to do on Rosh Hashana.

What most people do not recognize is that in order to move forward more successfully and positively, they need to embrace a place of discomfort. We need to own up to our misgivings, our wrongs, and to accept that we need to try uncomfortable things in order to get to that place of success. If we do not feel this discomfort; we will remain stuck in the places that we want to move  away from, and we will ultimately repeat our same mistakes. Essentially, we need to have self awareness in regard to our shortcomings, and we need to adjust our behaviors and reactions accordingly.

So this Rosh Hashana, think of three areas  where you wish to grow and/or improve. Consider what you will need to do to get there and take the steps to do it. Move out of your comfort zone. It is the only way that you can move forward positively.

My final thought –  I want to wish everyone of my readers a sweet, healthy, and prosperous New Year (with the added bonus of finding love, of course).

Shana Tova,