Dear Breslov Woman,
Please join me for THINK SMALL: Tapping Into Our Hidden Connection To God, a free mini-workshop online for women only. It’s tonight, Tuesday, August 25 at 8:00 PM (EST); 5:00 PM (PST) at BreslovCampus.org.
This Elul workshop offers a timely preparation for
Rosh Hashanah. We’ll explore a unique Breslov perspective on connecting emotionally to Hashem by following His lead. It allows you to experience the freedom to let go of limiting self-beliefs so you can go to your next level of spiritual growth.
Based in part on an important theme in one of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s most lyrical Torahs, LM 219, Beetza Emrato, together we’ll learn how each of us has an essential, personal role to play in God’s Kingly coronation. How do we do it? We “think small.”
Time permitting, we’ll explore the following:
- The story of God’s Royal Robe
- A practical way to more fully experience Hashem in your personal life
- Why cultivating smallness nurtures true greatness
- The majesty of Rosh Hashana: A visualization
- A Breslov Story
- We plan to allow time for discussion on how to experience an “Uman, Rosh Hashanah” no matter where we are!
Beginners are welcome! Please share this post with your friends, sisters, moms, daughters.
Visit BRESLOVCAMPUS for more information and live class link.
*This special Elul class for women is sponsored in memory of Esther Faiga Bas Yitzchok by her grandchildren.
*If you’d like to sponsor a workshop or class in honor of or memory of a relative, teacher, or friend, please contact me to discuss the date and topic at email@example.com and/or contact Yossi Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange the sponsorship.
In the phone class on how to take control of our thoughts, you asked us to choose lines from Tehillim (Psalms), the siddur (prayer book), or even our own thoughts. We would use these as “replacement thoughts” anytime we’re having a negative thought.
I know what kinds of negative thoughts I have frequently. But I can’t decide what kinds of thoughts I need to replace them with. I’ve looked in books and tried to write my own, but it’s not working.
I want to stop the repetitive negative worried thoughts I have every day. Please help me – I need some new thoughts!
Aren’t there any Breslov sayings I could use?
Worried in NJ
I love the Change Your Thoughts; Change Your Life workshop because it gives easy, practical Breslov tools you can use to make your life better.
But I’m always up for making things even simpler.
Hashem wants our hearts. Our hearts are the seat of our feelings, our minds are the home of our thoughts.
Most people feel that their thoughts and/or feelings just “happen.” They do not realize that they can decide what to think and by doing so, transform negative feelings to positive feelings.
Our thoughts precede our feelings, not the other way around. Sometimes it may seem like we just suddenly feel something, whether positive or negative, but because the process happens so quickly, we don’t realize that the thought comes first.
In order to change our emotional reality, we must first
My Rosh Hashanah is something completely new. And, God knows it’s not something I inherited from my fathers. God Himself gave me the gift of knowing what Rosh Hashanah really is. That all of you are dependent on my Rosh Hashanah goes without saying. The entire world depends on my Rosh Hashanah. —Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
Q. I’ve heard that there are women who go on Rosh Hashanah and I really want to.
A. There are some women who do go to Uman on Rosh Hashana. There are however several good reasons not to go:
Dear Breslov Woman,
Breslovers are always talking about finding your good points.
If you focus so much on your good points you’ll probably turn into an egomaniac.
Whatever happened to humility?
I’ve heard your question from others, but if you approach learning as Rebbe Nachman recommends, the answer is “no.”
Finding and focusing on your good points cannot lead to arrogance or narcissism if the good points you focus are nourished by emes, truth.
Truth in this case requires an awareness of