Rebbe Nachman of Breslov and Jewish sages throughout the millennia have long understood that the heart has thoughts of its own. Exploring Torah, we can begin to identify the psychospiritual functions of the heart.
What insights into self-image can Ezekiel’s chariot offer us? How do we mirror the Creation in our hearts? Why do we feel that the location of emotional suffering is in the heart? In what way are our hearts divided? How can we begin to heal “heartache?” We discuss this and more, in the first class of this semester’s Healing Dance of Body and Soul at BreslovCampus.org.
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The Healing Dance of Body and Soul, Part III – Class 1 from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo.
How can we get out of our bitter heaviness? How can we release our heavy hearts? What can we do when we’re paralyzed by indecision? How can we know which path to take—in career? Spirituality? Relationships?
Who do we connect to when we feel a lack of connection?
Who do we turn to when it seems like there is nowhere to turn?
The Torah teaches us to turn to Hashem and to turn to the Tzaddikim.
There are three stages of connection to the tzaddikim and by means of these three stages, everything is rectified. —Kitzur Likutey Moharan, 4
Stage One: Continue reading Getting Unstuck
In this video class from the Freedom From Fear series, we discuss the Power of a Spiritual Sigh, the Biblical tale of Jonah and the Big Fish, What Happens when we Cry Out to Hashem for Help, and more.
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THE FREEDOM FROM FEAR MAKEOVER – Class 4 from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo.
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov is well-known for his stories, his teachings, and the incredible ability he has to touch and lift-up the deepest part of us. Continue reading Breslov Woman Poetry
Rebbe Nachman teaches us that when we make a choice that moves us away from the light, and then repeat it, we create a concealment, a veil between us and God.
It can be difficult to remove that veil because it’s as if we’ve created a different reality, so much so that sometimes we begin to believe in the veil more than in the deep truth it conceals. Continue reading Getting Out Of A Spiritual Straitjacket
Regardless of where a person has fallen, she should never despair and believe that she cannot cry out to God. In His greatness, God has the power to turn everything to good.
—Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
Rosh Hashana is the day of judgment for all humankind. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve—in other words, the birthday of everyone’s great, great, great (and so on), grandparents. It is a day of awe and fear and also a day of celebration.
Rosh Hashana is also a day of great self-awareness. It is a time to recognize who we are as individuals, as members of a community and the Jewish people, and as members of humanity. It is a day to invest fully in becoming aware of our relationship with God.
Pretty heady stuff for us mere mortals. But we know that God doesn’t give us anything impossible to do. So, how do we “get there?” Continue reading Rosh Hashana & Self-Awareness